KDE releases new reopening guidance for school facilities, CTE centers

Kentucky Department of Education

News Release

Media Contact: Toni Konz Tatman

Chief Communications Officer

Office: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4602
Cell: (502) 229-1915

Advisory 20-180


June 29, 2020

Considerations for Reopening Schools: Completing CTE Industry Certifications and Dual Credit Coursework; Facilities and Logistics

KDE releases new reopening guidance for school facilities, CTE centers

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education released two new guidance documents on June 29 on logistics and facility considerations when schools reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and plans for reopening career and technical education (CTE) centers.

One of the documents, “COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools: Facilities and Logistics,” provides information regarding cleaning and sanitation, changes to support social distancing, changes in patterns for vehicular and foot traffic and building security. It also includes a link to a room capacity calculator.

The other document, “COVID-19 Plan for Reopening Secondary Career and Technical (CTE) Facilities for Completion of Industry Certifications and Lab-Based Dual Credit Coursework,” is specific to the reopening of CTE facilities. It establishes a plan for districts and area technology centers for when districts allow students to return to CTE facilities during the summer to complete coursework and lab work from the 2019-2020 school year, and outlines general requirements for districts when making these plans.

As the situation with the pandemic evolves, KDE is creating new guidance documents to meet the needs of Kentucky’s schools and districts. More guidance and resources can be found on KDE’s COVID-19 webpage.