Kentucky Teacher – Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 4, 2020

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COVID-19 Considerations: School Ventilation and COVID-19; Truancy and Compulsory Education, Pupil Transportation Updated

KDE issues COVID-19 guidance on school ventilation and truancy, pupil transportation revised

As Kentucky schools reopen, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is providing new guidance on ventilation and truancy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The previously released guidance on Pupil Transportation also has been updated.

Two guidance documents in the COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools series were released on Sept. 8: School Ventilation and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and Truancy and Compulsory Education.

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Commissioner's Parents Advisory Council Virtual Meeting: September 9, 2020

Kentucky parent council provides feedback on KDE guidance, hears Healthy at Sports overview

The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Commissioner’s Parents Advisory Council held a virtual meeting on Sept. 9 to offer feedback on student participation during non-traditional instruction (NTI) and the department’s reopening guidance on truancy.

On Sept. 8, KDE released “COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools: Truancy and Compulsory Attendance.” The guidance notes that compulsory attendance requirements remain in force during the pandemic.

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Picture of Chad Molley

A family tradition in Erlanger-Elsmere

As a child, Chad Molley would tag along with his father to school events and activities.

James Molley, Chad’s father, served in several roles throughout his career – including as a high school science teacher, athletic director and superintendent of Erlanger-Elsmere Independent from 1994 to 2002.

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Kentucky superintendents hear about new, updated COVID-19 guidance documents



Online foreign language conference coming Sept. 19



Speech team seminars available



Quick Connections: Add a virtual bulletin board



Digital tools to engage your students in social studies



KDE offering new middle school career resources


National Board offering free webinars on virtual teaching, certification


Student volunteer awards available from Prudential


Professional Learning Bulletin Board


Pupil Transportation (UPDATED - September 4, 2020)


Orientation and Targeted Services (UPDATED - September 2, 2020)


Participation Tracking in Infinite Campus


Library Media Center


Class Sizes in Virtual Programs and Courses


Flexibility for Assigning Staff in the COVID-19 Instructional Settings


Guidance for School District Personnel Leave Options, 2020-2021 School Year


Compensatory Education and Extended School Year Services


Daily Participation and Non-Traditional Instruction


Exceptional Learners and Preschool Students


Academic Re-entry, Stage two: Meeting Learners' Academic Needs


Workplace Health and Safety


Facilities and Logistics


Room Capacity Calculator


Intermittent School Closure Guidance


Alternative Learning Design Strategies 


Academic Re-entry, Stage One: Drafting an Adjusted Curriculum


Evaluating Students’ Academic Readiness


Supporting Student and Staff Wellness


Kentucky Department for Public Health's COVID-19 webpage


KDE's 2019 COVID-19 webpage


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