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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.
Superintendents and finance officers of Kentucky’s 172 school districts were given an in-depth look at emergency federal funding, as well as some elements of the budget for fiscal year 2021 approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.
Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis told members of the Kentucky Charter School Advisory Council that until the Kentucky General Assembly provides a funding mechanism for charter schools, there is no way that charter applications can be processed by local boards of education.
At the Kentucky Board of Education meeting yesterday, Commissioner Terry Holliday warned of teacher layoffs and an increase in the number of school districts that will fail financially if they do not receive a restoration of funding in the upcoming legislative session.