With Gov. Andy Beshear signing House Bill 5 into law last week, leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education met virtually on Jan. 20 with superintendents of districts impacted by the December tornado outbreak to discuss details of the bill and the process for appropriating the $30 million made available to KDE for disaster relief.
Following last week’s ruling from the Franklin Circuit Court that found portions of House Bill 563 unconstitutional, leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education convened district leaders on Oct. 12 for its monthly superintendent’s webcast to answer questions surrounding the legislation.
The General Assembly wrapped up a three-day special session on Sept. 9, with Senate Bill 1 including a number of provisions that will significantly affect the way schools operate for the remainder of the school year.
Kentucky Board of Education discusses amendment to accountability system, developing new vision and mission
The Kentucky Board of Education met for a special virtual meeting Nov. 6 to discuss the impact on Kentucky’s accountability system resulting from the enaction of Senate Bill 158 (2020).
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.
General Assembly, education stakeholders receive praise for dedication to Kentucky students, schools
The Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT), which includes organizations promoting K-12 education, is praising Gov. Steve Beshear and the 138 members of the General Assembly for increasing support for public schools during the 2014 legislative session. In addition, the KEAT organizations got a pat on the back from two of the state’s top education leaders. KEAT representatives co-signed at letter to [...]
Career and technical education, preschool funding and dropout prevention lead 2013 legislative agenda
This is not a budget session, but rather a short, 30-day session that traditionally focuses on policy issues.
Funding, innovation and improving student achievement topped education considerations during regular session of 2012 Kentucky General Assembly.
The Kentucky Board of Education is supporting legislation this session that would increase compulsory school attendance from age 16 to 18, provide funding flexibility to school districts and adjust the preschool funding formula.
Six education bills pass in legislature's regular session.