Kentucky schools will get just over $2 billion dollars in a third round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
As plans are being created for the upcoming school year, we are all struggling with how children will learn, remain safe and traverse an environment unlike one we have ever experienced. It’s a time when parents are trying to figure out whether their children will be taught at school or through non-traditional instruction from home, along with how their children will get to school and what they will do after school.
The vital importance of wearing masks, staying 6 feet apart and tailoring ways for local school districts to meet those goals dominated the Special Superintendents’ Webcast on June 30.
As discussions continue about reopening schools in the fall, I am sharing with you Kentucky's Healthy at School guidance released Wednesday.
State standards are being issued for COVID-19 prevention in Kentucky schools, but teachers and administrators should plan to remain flexible in case future school closings – maybe a few days, maybe longer – are needed in some places.
Interim Joint Committee on Education hears from KDE, superintendents on return to in-person instruction
At its June 2 meeting, the Kentucky General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Education heard concerns from superintendents about how to safely but efficiently return to in-person instruction in the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic.