Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) General Counsel Todd Allen provided an update on the Kentucky Supreme Court’s recent ruling in a lawsuit involving House Bill (HB) 563 during the Superintendents Webcast on Jan. 10.
Superintendents across the state heard how the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) equity playbook is helping one school district in its mission to serve all students.
KDE’s Student Advisory Council discusses eastern Kentucky flood recovery, charter schools, school safety
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner's Student Advisory Council met on Oct. 13 to discuss topics including the eastern Kentucky flooding that affected school districts, charter school regulations passed by the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE), and the council’s student school safety project.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved 10 regulations relating to public charter schools in Kentucky during its two-day meeting on Oct. 11-12 at the Logan County Career and Technical Center (CTC). The regulations were previously approved by the Local Superintendents Advisory Council.
The Local Superintendents Advisory Council (LSAC) approved 10 proposed regulations relating to public charter schools in Kentucky during its regular meeting on Sept. 27. Updates to the regulations are necessary in order to conform to the requirements set by House Bill (HB) 9, a bill that modified Kentucky’s charter school law and set up a funding mechanism for charter schools.
KDE’s Local Superintendents Advisory Council hears updates on legislation, amendments to education records regulation
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Local Superintendents Advisory Council (LSAC) heard updates on House Bill (HB) 9, Senate Bill (SB) 9, amendments to policies on school-related student trips, and revisions to a regulation regarding student records and hearing procedures during its April 12 meeting.
It is clear that opening a charter school in Kentucky is a priority of the General Assembly. However, in spite of Kentucky actually having a charter school law on the books since 2017, none exist in the state largely because the law does not provide stable funding for charter schools.
Legislation aimed at opening charter schools in the Commonwealth cleared the House and is on its way to the Senate following an unusual process in which the Kentucky General Assembly sought to expedite its approval.
As chair of the Kentucky Board of Education and a 31-year veteran of Kentucky public schools, I am extremely disappointed with House Bill (HB) 9 and its slim passage by the House of Representatives today.
The Kentucky Board of Education voted at a special meeting Feb. 25 to uphold the decision of the Newport Independent Board of Education denying the charter school application of River Cities Academy Inc.