Superintendents from Kentucky’s 172 school districts joined Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) leadership during a May 19 webcast as they dove into the reopening guidance document released by the department on May 15 that leads school leaders through a variety of questions to consider when planning how to start classes for the 2020-2021 school year.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, members of the Education Continuation Task force met virtually May 18 to discuss the guidance document released by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) about questions schools and districts should consider when they are making plans for how to restart school for the 2020-2021 school year.
As this school year draws to a close, I’d like to thank you on behalf of KDE staff and the education profession for your assistance in ensuring Kentucky students continued to learn during the extraordinary circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand the pressures you are facing as you balance caring for children, helping them learn and, in many cases, continuing your own work.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released a new guidance document May 15 about questions schools and districts should consider when they are making plans for how to restart school for the 2020-2021 school year.
Counselor’s advisory group discusses importance of staying connected with students during COVID-19 crisis
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) School Counselor Advisory Council (SCAC) met virtually May 13 and stressed the importance of not only staying connected with students as they complete the 2019-2020 school year, but also remaining connected throughout the summer.
Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown told superintendents that guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education will provide “a framework” for scenarios that school districts might consider as they plan their calendars for the 2020-2021 school year.
With all that has happened in the closing weeks of this school year, you may not want to think about what the next school year will look like for your children just yet. That’s certainly understandable given that we have all been working so hard to complete this year under extraordinary circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 emergency.
While the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is focused on helping districts provide the best possible education during the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the fall re-entry conversation has now begun within the department’s array of advisory groups.
Kentucky Department of Education staff members addressed issues pertaining to possible academic gaps and mental health concerns during a virtual meeting of the Local School Board Members Advisory Council.
Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown told superintendents to plan for multiple scenarios that might occur before and after the start of the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 emergency.