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The Kentucky School for the Deaf anticipates a return to in-person instruction by March 1, Principal Toyah Robey said during the KSD Advisory Board’s Feb. 9 virtual meeting.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released guidance on Dec. 18 on reopening schools for in-person instruction in January 2021, accompanying a new executive order by Gov. Andy Beshear.
Participants in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Sept. 29 Special Superintendents’ Webcast heard from leaders of four school districts on how reopening to in-person instruction amid the pandemic has gone so far, and from state officials about updates to the color-coded metric used to determine whether to hold in-person classes.
Members of the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council were joined by the Commonwealth’s new Commissioner of Education Jason Glass and Lt. Gov. and Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Jacqueline Coleman during their Sept. 15 virtual meeting.
I know this is the most unusual opening Kentucky – and the rest of the country – probably has ever had. The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and I stand ready to help all our districts as the school year begins.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Parents Advisory Council held a virtual meeting on Sept. 9 to offer feedback on student participation during non-traditional instruction and the department’s reopening guidance on truancy.
As Kentucky schools reopen, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is providing new guidance on ventilation and truancy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The previously released guidance on Pupil Transportation also has been updated.
Members of the Local School Board Members Advisory Council discussed revisions to the flagship Healthy at School guidance document during its Sept. 3 virtual meeting.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has updated its guidance to say that students, teachers and staff should wear face masks at all times in school and on buses, except when actively eating or drinking, unless the person has a medical waiver.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health is developing a website that will allow Kentucky’s schools to self-report COVID-19 cases to their communities. Dr. Connie White explained how the website will work during the Kentucky Department of Education’s Superintendent Advisory Council meeting on Aug. 31.