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Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass offered the following comments following Gov. Andy Beshear’s second budget address on Wednesday evening.
Leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) presented the department’s preliminary draft budget reduction plan to the General Assembly’s Budget Review Subcommittee on Education on Oct. 21.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has submitted a draft proposal to the state outlining what services would be impacted and what challenges would result from a possible 8% budget cut.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman asked Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) members at their June 3 meeting to consider three proposals – to widen the board’s perspective, train teachers, staff and students on racial bias, and increase the diversity of the teacher workforce.
The Kentucky Board of Education heard of the possible impact of an upcoming reduction in expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Education and of possible future budget reductions.
Superintendents and finance officers of Kentucky’s 172 school districts were given an in-depth look at emergency federal funding, as well as some elements of the budget for fiscal year 2021 approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.
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).