After devastating floods delayed the start of the school year for many eastern Kentucky students, all 171 school districts are back in class as of this week, Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff shared with superintendents of flood-impacted districts during a Sept. 22 meeting.
Kentucky’s flood-impacted districts work on internet issues, remaining districts prepare to reopen next week
During the Sept. 15 meeting with leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), superintendents of flood-impacted districts in eastern Kentucky shared how they are working to meet the needs of displaced families and students with issues ranging from internet connectivity to transportation.
Kentucky superintendents of flood-impacted districts express concerns on attendance, school bus transportation
Between displaced families and quarantines due to COVID-19 and other illnesses, superintendents from flood-impacted school districts in eastern Kentucky expressed concerns about lower than average student attendance with Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) leadership at a Sept. 8 virtual meeting.
“Look for the helpers,” is sound advice we have come to rely on in the aftermath of tragedy. The phrase originated from Nancy McFeely Rogers, but her words were later popularized by her son, Fred Rogers, in his book, “Mister Rogers Talks with Parents.”
Kentucky superintendents share progress in flood-ravaged areas, receive update on SAFE funding for impacted districts
Superintendents from eastern Kentucky school districts that were devastated by the July flooding shared some good news about their progress during a virtual meeting with leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) on Sept. 1.
Communities working together after devastating flooding brings ‘renewed sense of hope’ during KDE school visits to Breathitt, Hazard, Jackson and Perry
After spending two days surveying the damage in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky, state Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass said seeing the way that communities had come together to help recover was an experience that had moved him.
With a special legislative session underway for flood relief in eastern Kentucky, leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) met virtually on Aug. 25 with the superintendents of impacted districts to provide an update on the two bills introduced by the General Assembly.
Hunter Combs I spent July 26 like many other teenagers in Knott County – talking with friends, enjoying the last few days of summer break, yet excited for a new school year. Around 11:30 p.m., we all received a notification saying that our area was on a flood watch.
Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass and leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) held a virtual meeting with superintendents on Aug. 11 to continue supporting the 18 school districts impacted by recent flooding.
Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass met with local superintendents on Aug. 1 to ensure the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) addresses the real-time needs of districts most impacted by severe flooding that has devastated parts of eastern Kentucky.