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At its Oct. 3 meeting in London, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) voted to approve the evaluation of Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis, saying he is effective in his role as commissioner.
Local boards of education, school-based decision making councils and teachers will be implementing lots of new laws passed by the 2018 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.
House Bill 520 (2017) cleared the way for the first charter schools in the state and during its regular meeting Oct. 4, the Kentucky Board of Education approved four regulations governing the establishment and operation of public charter schools.
According to Kentucky Department of Education staff, additional money will be needed to implement Senate Bill 1 (2017).
The 2014 General Assembly has finished its work with 1,486 bills considered with 145 bills and resolutions enacted, including several related to education.
At its meeting yesterday the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously approved a new statewide evaluation system for teachers and principals and received an update on a new evaluation system for superintendents.
The state budget, pension shortfalls, gambling, and charter schools all expected to be discussed during the 2014 legislative session.
Funding, innovation and improving student achievement topped education considerations during regular session of 2012 Kentucky General Assembly.
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