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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COMMISSIONER'S COMMENTS

Celebrate Kentucky Safe Schools Week this October

 

SCHOOL COUNSELORS

KET offers training for trainers on suicide prevention

 

STUDENT SUPPORT

Final mask donations urged for Coverings for Kids

 

BULLETIN BOARD

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

COVID-19 RESOURCES

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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