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The state School for the Blind may reopen to in-person classes on March 1 for students who wish to return, but will continue offering virtual classes for others.
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.
KDE Associate Commissioner Gretta Hylton receives this year’s Kevin M. Noland/MaryAnn Miller Award for her work with exceptional children and ensuring compliance with state and federal standards.
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.
Three Kentucky students competed in the Braille Institute’s National Braille Challenge Competition and were recognized during a July 31 virtual awards celebration.
Members of the Local Superintendents Advisory Council approved recommendation of emergency regulations to the Kentucky Board of Education during a virtual meeting July 28 that will give districts more flexibility.
The Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) in Louisville and Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) in Danville will begin classes Aug. 24, but will offer their first six weeks through non-traditional instruction (NTI) only, education officials announced July 27.
Peggy Sinclair-Morris, current state technical assistance coordinator for the Kentucky Deaf-Blind Project, has been named principal of the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB). She will begin on July 1.
Three students competing in the Kentucky Regional Braille Challenge were named finalists and will be attending the virtual National Braille Challenge Competition. The national competitors are:
Staff from both the Kentucky School for the Blind and the Kentucky School for the Deaf set out to personally deliver non-traditional instruction materials to their students throughout the state. The visits provide some positivity for students and staff during these unprecedented times.