Kentucky Board of Education to hold special meeting July 7

Kentucky Department of Education

Meeting Advisory

Media Contact: Toni Konz Tatman

Chief Communications Officer

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

Advisory 20-187


July 2, 2020

Kentucky Board of Education to hold special meeting July 7

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. ET on July 7.

Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-243 and a memorandum issued by the Finance and Administration Cabinet dated March 16, and in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Kentucky Board of Education will meet both in person and utilizing a video teleconference. Members of the public will not be permitted to attend the meeting in person, but are encouraged to view the meeting on the Kentucky Department of Education's Media Portal.

The KBE has statutory authority to manage all common or public schools in the Commonwealth and all programs operated in such schools. It prescribes regulations, courses of study and curriculums, as necessary, for the efficient management and operation of the Commonwealth’s public schools. 

Announcement of this meeting is pursuant to the Open Meetings Act. A full agenda follows:


Kentucky Board of Education 
Special Meeting – July 7, 2020, 8:30 a.m. ET
Seelbach Hilton Louisville
500 Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40202

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Closed Session Pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(f) for Individual Candidate Interviews and Discussion of Individual Candidates Which Might Lead to the Appointment of the Next Commissioner of Education
  • Adjournment of Closed Session Pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(f)
  • Discussion and Action on Next Steps in Selecting a Commissioner of Education
  • Discussion and Action on a Resolution by the Kentucky Board of Education Regarding a Statement on Commitment to Educational Equity and Racial Justice in Kentucky Public Schools
  • Adjournment

People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by 4 p.m. ET July 6 by emailing Joette Fields or calling her at (502) 564-3141, ext. 4802.