Representatives of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) updated lawmakers on how federal COVID-19 relief dollars are being spent during a Kentucky House of Representatives Budget Review Subcommittee meeting on Feb. 28.
Superintendents from school districts impacted by the July flooding in eastern Kentucky said during a Dec. 6 virtual superintendents huddle they are continuing to struggle with low student attendance, first due to flooding and now due to illnesses.
Kentucky Local Superintendents Advisory Council approves changes to social studies standards, discusses funding in light of student illnesses
The Kentucky Local Superintendents Advisory Council approved changes to 704 KAR 8:060, the Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies, during its Nov. 22 meeting. The changes include incorporating a list of fundamental documents and speeches into the middle and high school standards, per the requirements of KRS 158.196.
Kentucky superintendents of flood-impacted districts express concerns on attendance, school bus transportation
Between displaced families and quarantines due to COVID-19 and other illnesses, superintendents from flood-impacted school districts in eastern Kentucky expressed concerns about lower than average student attendance with Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) leadership at a Sept. 8 virtual meeting.
The General Assembly wrapped up a three-day special session on Sept. 9, with Senate Bill 1 including a number of provisions that will significantly affect the way schools operate for the remainder of the school year.
KBE approves regulations on district staff and student attendance, non-voting member selection procedure
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved several emergency regulations during its Aug. 5 regular meeting to help districts prepare for the ongoing effects the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the 2021-2022 school year.
Chronic absenteeism has a place in Kentucky’s new accountability system, as well as a definition that has been written into a regulation.
A recent study shows that students who miss more school than their peers consistently score lower on standardized tests, regardless of their age, demographic group or where they live. Improving student attendance is an essential, cost-effective but often overlooked strategy for school improvement, closing achievement gaps and ensuring all students are on track to learn and succeed. September is National [...]