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Following last week’s passage of Senate Bill 1, leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education convened the state’s superintendents on Sept. 14 to further discuss the legislation’s impact on public schools.
With COVID-19 cases surging throughout the Commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear called the Kentucky General Assembly into a special session beginning Sept. 7 to work toward providing additional flexibilities and relief for Kentuckians through pandemic-related policies.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) adopted a final order on Oct. 7 that settles a long-running dispute between the Pineville Independent and Bell County school districts.
The Kentucky Board of Education approved a resolution affirming its commitment to racial equity in Kentucky’s public schools, voted to provide additional flexibility to school districts and announced Kentucky’s new education commissioner during a special meeting on July 10.
At its June 9 meeting, the Local Superintendents’ Advisory Council (LSAC) unanimously approved amendments to two regulations aimed at giving districts flexibility in measuring student attendance and decoupling Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding from attendance numbers for the 2020-2021 school year.
School districts throughout the Commonwealth were informed June 24 that the state is taking steps to provide unlimited non-traditional instruction (NTI) days during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Local boards of education, school-based decision making councils and teachers will be implementing lots of new laws passed by the 2018 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.
At its Feb. 3 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education discussed impending budget cuts and how to best handle them.
As I noted in my column last month, the 2013-14 school year is going to be a busy one with many new and continuing initiatives....
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