Sunday, October 25, 2020
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Wilcox shapes role of Kentucky school security marshal amid COVID-19

Kentucky’s first state school security marshal, Ben Wilcox, was preparing for an initial round of school safety inspections when COVID-19 closed schools statewide. But he and his subordinates are moving forward with required risk assessments, working with school administrators to get in compliance with state standards.

Communication, cooperation key in managing COVID-19, Kentucky school and health leaders...

Three superintendents from around Kentucky and the leaders of their local health departments compared COVID-19 experiences during the Oct. 13 Special Superintendents’ Webcast. All agreed that close cooperation between schools, health authorities and local officials are essential to controlling outbreaks.

KDE releases 2019-2020 School Report Card data

The Kentucky Department of Education released annual School Report Card data on Oct. 14, as required by statute and under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Commissioner Glass meets with Kentucky principals, discusses back-to-school

Kentucky’s Education Commissioner and Chief Learner Jason E. Glass was introduced to the Principals Advisory Council during its first quarter meeting on Oct. 8.

Face masks available for school districts

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is pleased to announce that the Department for Public Health, Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS DPH), in conjunction with Kentucky Emergency Management and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, is making adult and youth size face coverings available to all school districts.

State board of education votes to settle student funding dispute

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) adopted a final order on Oct. 7 that settles a long-running dispute between the Pineville Independent and Bell County school districts.

Final mask donations urged for Coverings for Kids

With most of Kentucky schools returning to some form of in-person instruction by the end of this month, Coverings for Kids is making one last push before closing out the program on Oct. 30.

Kentucky teachers provide feedback on back-to-school during COVID-19

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Teachers Advisory Council convened virtually Oct. 1 to provide feedback to the department on how their back-to-school experiences have gone thus far.

Commissioner Glass hosts Q&A with Kentucky superintendents

In his first meeting with the Superintendents Advisory Council on Sept. 28, Kentucky’s Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass held a virtual question-and-answer session to allow members to ask questions of him and KDE and to better get to know members and their districts.

Public comment sought on waiver for Kentucky’s 21st CCLC Programs

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is accepting public comments on a proposed waiver to offer flexibility to 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant programs.