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As the Kentucky General Assembly's special session rolls on in Frankfort, the Senate Standing Committee on Education voted to amend Senate Bill 1, removing a section encouraging districts to develop vaccination incentive plans.
With COVID-19 cases surging throughout the Commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear called the Kentucky General Assembly into a special session beginning Sept. 7 to work toward providing additional flexibilities and relief for Kentuckians through pandemic-related policies.
Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass was joined by Kentucky Board of Education Chair Lu Young to testify before the Kentucky General Assembly’s Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee for nearly three hours on Aug. 17 regarding the KBE’s recently adopted emergency regulation requiring universal masking in schools.
During the Aug. 12 Superintendents Webcast, Kentucky Department of Education leadership fielded questions regarding an emergency regulation passed by the Kentucky Board of Education requiring universal masking in public schools.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved an emergency regulation on Aug. 12 to require all individuals inside public school facilities to wear a face covering. The move came at an emergency meeting in response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant.
Cody Pauley Johnson of Pikeville resigned from the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) on Aug. 10.
In response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Aug. 10 an executive order requiring face coverings in Kentucky’s public and private schools, regardless of vaccination status.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved several emergency regulations during its Aug. 5 regular meeting to help districts prepare for the ongoing effects the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the 2021-2022 school year.
Kim Hawkins, director of preschool and special education at Allen County Schools, was presented with the 2021 Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education at the Kentucky Board of Education’s (KBE) Aug. 5 meeting.
The Local Superintendents Advisory Council (LSAC) on Aug. 3 approved an emergency regulation related to paid leave for district employees who are quarantined due to COVID-19.