The S.T.O.P. tip line is a free, anonymous tip submission system that can be used by schools to provide students, staff, parents and community members with a way to report concerning behavior, threats of harm, threats towards the school and other types of information online or via telephone.
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.
Like many of you, I am heartbroken and angered over the tragedy that took place in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25. As is the case in many of your communities, students and staff at Robb Elementary were celebrating the end of this school year, looking ahead to the summer and imagining what the next year of school might bring. In a flurry of senseless violence, all of this was taken away.
Kentucky superintendents discuss legislature’s decision to strike down emergency regulation on paid leave for quarantined school staff
Following the Kentucky General Assembly’s decision to disallow an emergency regulation related to paid leave for district employees, leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education met with school district leaders during the Superintendent Webcast on March 8 to provide details on how to move forward for quarantined staff.
As students return to school, Kentucky drivers are being reminded of the laws that apply to keep students safe.
Kentucky’s first state school security marshal, Ben Wilcox, was preparing for an initial round of school safety inspections when COVID-19 closed schools statewide. But he and his subordinates are moving forward with required risk assessments, working with school administrators to get in compliance with state standards.
This year, Oct. 18-24 will be recognized as Kentucky Safe Schools Week. This annual event – which has recognized issues such as preventing cyberbullying, hatred and violence – has taken on a bit of a different perspective due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Sky Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org During a July 9 webcast, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) updated local school district staff on a new School Security Request (SSR) process related to funding in the 2020 budget. House Bill 352, the 2020 budget bill, included $18.2 million for a variety of school safety facility upgrades. The appropriation is based off a survey [...]
Members of the Local Superintendents Advisory Council discussed details of a new school security risk assessment tool during a virtual meeting May 26.
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.