Kentucky General Assembly

Kentucky Interim Education Commissioner Robin Fields Kinney’s statement on SB 192 and HB 499

I am thankful to Sen. David Givens for sponsoring Senate Bill 192 and Rep. Bobby McCool for sponsoring House Bill 499, both of which were filed late last week. These identical bills build upon the Kentucky General Assembly’s historic investment of state funds for local career and technical education (CTE) programs in the 2022 budget session.

By |2024-02-14T15:59:53-05:00February 14, 2024|

KDE’s role in the General Assembly’s 2024 regular session

For those of us who work in state government, you will hear us talk about the first few months of a new year being a busy time due to the General Assembly being in session. This year is what is known as a long session, where the legislators will create the next two-year budget.

By |2024-01-25T10:47:12-05:00February 1, 2024|

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass’ statement on the passage of House Bill 1 flood relief package

“We are appreciative of the General Assembly’s quick actions to address the many needs facing our schools in eastern Kentucky after the historic flooding. In our regular discussions with these superintendents, some of their top concerns were how soon they could get their students in school, how they would meet the mandatory number of attendance days for students and how they could assist their teachers."

By |2022-08-26T14:01:12-04:00August 26, 2022|

Kentucky superintendents discuss legislature’s decision to strike down emergency regulation on paid leave for quarantined school staff

Following the Kentucky General Assembly’s decision to disallow an emergency regulation related to paid leave for district employees, leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education met with school district leaders during the Superintendent Webcast on March 8 to provide details on how to move forward for quarantined staff.

By |2022-03-08T18:47:07-05:00March 8, 2022|

Tornado-impacted districts encouraged to submit SAFE fund applications

With the application process under way for tornado-impacted districts to request aid from the West Kentucky State Aid Funding for Emergencies fund, leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education met with local superintendents on Feb. 23 to encourage districts to submit applications as soon as possible.

By |2022-02-24T14:57:06-05:00February 24, 2022|
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