Kentucky Teacher – Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

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New KDE ‘Keep, Stop, Start’ survey seeks ideas from across the state on future of education

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has opened a community survey to gather ideas and thoughts from school officials, educators and other partners across the state to help guide strategy on what the future of education should look like in Kentucky.

The Kentucky Education Feedback Survey opened Oct. 5 and will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Nov. 20. It asks for input on what KDE and districts should “KEEP Doing, STOP Doing and START Doing.” It takes about 5 minutes to complete.

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Principal Advisory Council Virtual Meeting: October 8, 2020

Commissioner Glass meets with Kentucky principals, discusses back-to-school

Kentucky’s Education Commissioner and Chief Learner Jason E. Glass was introduced to the Principal Advisory Council (PrAC) during its first-quarter meeting on Oct. 8.

He began the meeting by individually addressing each member to learn more about their school and reopening plans.

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Kentucky Board of Education Virtual Meeting, October 7, 2020

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) adopted a final order on Oct. 7 that settles a long-running dispute between the Pineville Independent and Bell County school districts.

Pineville schools sought to count enrolled students for the 2019-2020 school year who live in the Bell County district for the purpose of receiving Support Excellence in Education (SEEK) funding. This is not uncommon but is contingent on written agreement between the districts concerned. In this case, that agreement did not exist.

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Kevin Nolan stands in a kitchen with a glass award on a table in front of him.

Kevin Nolan named 2020 winner of KBE’s Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership

Kevin Nolan, president and CEO of GE Appliances, is this year’s recipient of the Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership from the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE). The award was announced at the KBE’s Oct. 7 regular meeting.

“We love to present this award because it gives us a chance to recognize how important it is for businesses and education to work together,” said KBE Chair Lu Young. “The partnership between GE and Jefferson County Public Schools is a tremendous benefit for our students, who will be GE’s future workforce. We thank Kevin Nolan and GE for being champions for the future of the Commonwealth.”

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Celebrate Kentucky Safe Schools Week this October



KET offers training for trainers on suicide prevention



Final mask donations urged for Coverings for Kids



Early Warning data tool available for all Kentucky schools


Face masks available for school districts


KDE seeking nominations for 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars


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


Kentucky Department for Public Health's COVID-19 webpage


KDE's 2019 COVID-19 webpage


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