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At its Aug. 18 meeting, the Kentucky General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Education was introduced to Jason Glass, Kentucky’s next education commissioner and chief learner.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear asked superintendents of the state’s 171 school districts Aug. 10 to delay opening schools for in-person instruction until the week of Sept. 28 due to high number of Kentuckians testing positive for COVID-19, especially among children.
At the Education Continuation Task Force’s July 27 meeting, members received an update from Associate Commissioner Rob Akers of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness, about teacher certification and permission flexibility ahead of the 2020-2021 school year.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health, in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education, on June 24 issued highly anticipated guidance for schools and districts on how to safely reopen for the upcoming school year amid the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Superintendents Advisory Council held its virtual meeting on June 22 and much like previous advisory council meetings convened by the department, the primary focus remained on reopening schools in the fall.
In a May 21 call with Kentucky’s 172 superintendents, Gov. Andy Beshear and Mark Carter – who was recently appointed as executive adviser leading the contact tracing – spoke of the importance of accurate and efficient contact tracing as a way to manage the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Education Continuation Task Force met virtually April 21 to discuss how graduation for the 2020 senior class will be affected by Gov. Andy Beshear’s April 20 recommendation that Kentucky schools continue to utilize non-traditional instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year to help control the spread of COVID-19 in communities across the state.
The Kentucky Department of Education has released the Education Continuation Plan, designed to maximize instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Andy Beshear recommended today that all Kentucky schools consider suspending in-person classes for a period of at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, to help control the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in communities across the state.