Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Superintendents hear about $928 million in new funds, vaccine distribution plan

New federal legislation provides the largest discretionary K-12 funding in history, with new allowable uses and streamlined spending.

Kentucky superintendents hear plans for return to in-person instruction, vaccine distribution

Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass asked Kentucky superintendents for feedback on proposals for reopening schools to in-person classes on Jan. 4.

KDE’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council discusses return date for in-person classes

Opinions are mixed among members of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) on whether Kentucky schools should be allowed to resume in-person classes in January, and on who should make that decision.

Gov. Andy Beshear asks Kentucky superintendents to begin preparation for COVID-19...

Gov. Andy Beshear met virtually with Kentucky’s superintendents on Dec. 4 to ask them to begin planning for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the state’s education community.

FEMA tightens rules for COVID-19 reimbursement, Kentucky superintendents told in webcast

Kentucky’s school superintendents learned Dec. 1 during the Kentucky Department of Education's (KDE) monthly Superintendents’ Webcast that federal rules on reimbursement for some COVID-19-related costs have changed.

Gov. Beshear suspends in-person instruction in Kentucky schools beginning Nov. 23

Gov. Andy Beshear announced that all Kentucky schools must cease in-person instruction and transition to remote or virtual instruction beginning Nov. 23. An executive order will be forthcoming and is expected to be signed by Nov. 20.

Kentucky school districts urged to work on diversity, equity and inclusion...

Schools should be safe havens for students and staff, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion for all, the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) new chief equity officer said during the Special Superintendents’ Webcast on Nov. 10.

Governor, KDE ask schools to work with local leaders on COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear and state officials praised the work school superintendents have done to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and asked them to join with other local leaders to encourage adherence to health guidelines.

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.