The Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) Advisory Board discussed updates to campus facilities and additional security measures being put in place during its in-person meeting July 12.
Kentucky School for the Blind students digging into the past as part of UofL summer archeological field school
Sitting on the ground in front of a pile of dirt in the far back portion of the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) campus, 7th-graders Wyatt Wilson and David Yeast began a conversation about the things they expected to dig up and what it means for the future.
The Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) celebrated its graduating students on May 17 at a graduation ceremony held at the school. The 2022 KSB graduates are A’Miracle Foard, Justin Goodlett and Leanna Lewis.
Kentucky School for the Blind student TaMyah Jordan makes her runway debut at Los Angeles Fashion Revolution show
TaMyah Jordan, a residential student at the Kentucky School for the Blind, made her runway debut as a blind model for Target on the Runway of Dreams stage in Los Angeles.
The Kentucky School for the Blind’s (KSB’s) mask wearing policy will remain aligned with the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s (DPH’s) COVID-19 school guidance, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations, and will be determined using DPH’s level map on a weekly basis.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is taking steps to create a statewide Profile of a Graduate, which is a vision statement describing what a learner should know and be able to do before they graduate high school.
Four days before Christmas in December 2020, Cacy Roberts and her sons, Malakai and Kameron, were sleeping in their bed when someone shot several bullets into their Fayette County home. Malakai, now 6-years-old, was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital to be treated for injuries to his head. A bullet missed his brain by two centimeters and rendered him permanently blind. He also has difficulty with his sense of smell and his ability to taste food like his favorite, cheese pizza.
KDE’s Gretta Hylton and Amy Patterson chosen for top leadership positions in national special education organization
Gretta Hylton, associate commissioner in the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’S) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL), was elected as president-elect of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) during its annual business meeting on Oct. 18. Hylton has served as secretary-treasurer of the NASDSE Board of Directors since 2017.
The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) will provide the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) the opportunity to improve campus building renovations and increase staff size, members of the KSB Advisory Board discussed during their in-person Oct. 12 meeting.
KBE approves regulations on district staff and student attendance, non-voting member selection procedure
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.