Education Professional Standards Board to meet Dec. 9

Kentucky Department of Education

Meeting Advisory

Media Contact: Jessica Fletcher

Chief Communications Officer

Office: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4611
Cell: (502) 229-1915

Advisory 19-187


December 6, 2019

Education Professional Standards Board to meet Dec. 9

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) will meet Dec. 9, at the Kentucky Department of Education in Frankfort. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. ET in room 514 on the 5th floor of 300 Sower Blvd. The EPSB Waiver Committee will meet before the regular board meeting at 8:30 a.m. ET in room 516.

The EPSB has 21 voting members. The president of the Council on Postsecondary Education, or his designee, and the secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, or his designee, also serve as non-voting members of the EPSB. The commissioner of education serves in a non-voting role as the executive secretary of the EPSB.

Primarily, the EPSB has the authority and responsibility to:

  • Establish standards and requirements for obtaining and maintaining a teaching certificate;
  • Issue, renew, revoke, suspend or refuse to issue or renew; impose probationary or supervisory conditions upon;
  • Issue a written reprimand or admonishment; or any combination of actions regarding any certificate; and
  • Set standards for, approve and evaluate college, university and school districts programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

    A full agenda for Monday’s meeting follows:

Dec. 9, 2019, 9 a.m. ET
Kentucky Department of Education
5th Floor, Room 514
300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, KY 

  • Call to Order

  • Roll Call

  • Open Speak
  • Approval of Consent Items
    • Approval of October 28, 2019, EPSB Meeting Minutes
    • Approval for the Kentucky Education Association’s Cultural Diversity Training
    • Northern Kentucky University Program Approval: Elementary Math Specialist Endorsement 
  • Report of the Commissioner
    • Report from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
    • Report from the Council on Postsecondary Education
    • Report of the Associate Commissioner
    • Other Updates
  • Information/Discussion Items
    • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Mathematics
  • Action Items
    • Priorities for the 2020 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly
    • 16 KAR 9:010, Exceptional Work Experience, Amendment 
    • 16 KAR 9:060, The District Training Program for Preparation of Candidates for Initial Teacher Certification, Amendment 
    • 16 KAR 9:0­­71, Notice of Repeal of 16 KAR 9:050 and 9:070 
    • Request for SARA Approval for Western Governors University’s Learning and Behavior Disorders P-12 Initial Certification Program 
  • Waivers
    • 16 KAR 5:040. Request to Waive Cooperating Teacher Eligibility Requirements for Jackie Brosky 
    • 16 KAR 2:120. Request to Waive Emergency Certificate Requirements for Amanda Covert
    • 16 KAR 2:120. Request to Waive Emergency Certificate Requirements for Maria Miles 
    • 16 KAR 2:120. Request to Waive Emergency Certificate Requirements for Valerie Skillman 
    • 16 KAR 2:120. Request to Waive Emergency Certificate Requirements for Marianne Trimble 
    • 16 KAR 2:120. Request to Waive Required GPA for Issuance of an Emergency Certificate for Anderson County Schools 
    • 16 KAR 2:010. Request to Waive Grade Level Restrictions for Mechelle Morgan 
    • 16 KAR 3:060. Request to Allow Other Experience to Meet the Requirement of Two Years of School Counselor Experience for LaShala Goodwin 
  • Board Comments
  • Closed Session Review
    Following a motion in open session pursuant to KRS 61.810 (1) (c) and (1)(j), it is anticipated that the board will move into closed session to conduct a character and fitness review and to review potential actions relating to complaints and reports.
  • Case Decisions
    Following the closed session review, the board shall move into open session.  All decisions will be made in open session.
  • Adjournment 

Next Regular Meeting:  

Feb. 10, 2019
300 Sower Blvd
Frankfort, KY 40601