Kentucky Board of Education to hold video teleconference annual retreat on Aug. 4

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 21-219


July 29, 2021

Kentucky Board of Education to hold video teleconference annual retreat on Aug. 4

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) will hold its annual retreat via video teleconference on Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. ET.

The KBE has statutory authority to manage all common or public schools in the Commonwealth and all programs operated in such schools. 

This meeting will be held via video teleconference. Members of the public may watch the meeting in the Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) conference room at 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601. The recorded meeting will be available on the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Media Portal.

Visitors will be required to wear a face covering or they will not be permitted in the building. If you do not have a face covering upon arrival, one will be provided.

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

Kentucky Board of Education 
Video Teleconference Regular Meeting – Aug. 4, 2021, 9 a.m. ET
EEC Conference Room, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, KY

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call 
  • Welcome and Team Building Exercise: KBE Chair Lu Young, Ed.D.
  • A Focus on Equity
    • Update on KDE Equity Initiatives: KDE Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer Thomas Woods-Tucker, Ph.D.
    • Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching: KDE Division Director Veda Stewart
  • Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education: KDE Chief Performance Officer Karen Dodd, Center for Innovation in Education (C!E) Partners Paul Leather, Doannie Tran and Gretchen Morgan
  • Lunch (No business to be conducted)
  • GoTeachKY and Efforts to Strengthen the Educator Pipeline: KDE Associate Commissioner Byron Darnall, Ed.D.
  • Career and Technical Education: KDE Associate Commissioner David Horseman and KDE Executive Advisor Leslie Slaughter
  • KBE Legislative Priorities: KDE Director of Government Relations Chuck Truesdell
  • 2022-2024 Additional Budget Requests: KDE Associate Commissioner Robin Kinney and KDE Division Director Karen Wirth
  • KBE Goal Setting for 2021-2022: KBE Chair Lu Young, Ed.D.
  • KBE Member Ethics Overview: KDE General Counsel Todd G. Allen
  • Adjournment
  • Group Dinner (No business to be conducted)

People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by noon ET on Aug. 2 by emailing Stacy Ball or calling her at (502) 892-6154, ext. 4802.