As Kentucky schools reopen, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is providing new guidance on ventilation and truancy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The previously released guidance on Pupil Transportation also has been updated.
Members of the Local School Board Members Advisory Council discussed revisions to the flagship Healthy at School guidance document during its Sept. 3 virtual meeting.
At its Sept. 2 virtual meeting, the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) voted to provide additional flexibility to Kentucky’s schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Andy Beshear appointed Randy Poe to the Kentucky Board of Education on Sept. 2.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has updated its guidance to say that students, teachers and staff should wear face masks at all times in school and on buses, except when actively eating or drinking, unless the person has a medical waiver.
The number of Kentucky high school students enrolling in dual credit courses has soared more than 75% in recent years, helping to improve grades and shore up college persistence, particularly among low-income students.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health is developing a website that will allow Kentucky’s schools to self-report COVID-19 cases to their communities. Dr. Connie White explained how the website will work during the Kentucky Department of Education’s Superintendent Advisory Council meeting on Aug. 31.
Nine outstanding teachers from across the state – three elementary, three middle and four high school– are semifinalists for the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Valvoline Inc. announced on Sept. 1.
Kentucky Board of Education sends letter to KHSAA urging consideration of expanding COVID-19 guidance
Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) Chair Lu Young sent a letter to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s (KHSAA) Board of Control Aug. 31, urging the 18-member committee to meet and consider expanding COVID-19 guidance for student athletes.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released one new COVID-19 guidance document on Aug. 31 about English learner programs.