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The Kentucky Board of Education voted to approve changes to the state’s accountability system recommended by the Kentucky Department of Education during its Feb. 3 regular meeting.
New federal legislation provides the largest discretionary K-12 funding in history, with new allowable uses and streamlined spending.
Kentucky’s school superintendents learned Dec. 1 during the Kentucky Department of Education's (KDE) monthly Superintendents’ Webcast that federal rules on reimbursement for some COVID-19-related costs have changed.
Superintendents from Kentucky’s 172 school districts joined Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) leadership during a May 19 webcast as they dove into the reopening guidance document released by the department on May 15 that leads school leaders through a variety of questions to consider when planning how to start classes for the 2020-2021 school year.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released a new guidance document May 19 about the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund to help districts decide how best to spend the funding designed to help districts respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) School Counselor Advisory Council (SCAC) met virtually May 13 and stressed the importance of not only staying connected with students as they complete the 2019-2020 school year, but also remaining connected throughout the summer.
Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown told superintendents that guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education will provide “a framework” for scenarios that school districts might consider as they plan their calendars for the 2020-2021 school year.
Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown told superintendents to plan for multiple scenarios that might occur before and after the start of the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 emergency.
Members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council – which advises the Commissioner of Education on issues relevant to high school students – got a bit of surprise during their May 5 virtual meeting.
At its May 4 virtual meeting, the Education Continuation Task Force discussed ways that Kentucky educational partners can assist school districts in pandemic recovery efforts as they receive Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.
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