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Kentucky Department of Education, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency that has spread across Kentucky affecting all age groups. Scientific knowledge about this novel virus continues to evolve. The following guidelines are based upon what is known about mitigating risks of transmission across the Commonwealth to protect all populations. Protecting students and staff…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Safety, Best Practices
Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
While the usual transitional concerns will be present when schools reopen, it is anticipated that this fall's return to school will be particularly challenging. Teachers and administrators should operate on the assumption that everyone, (students, families and staff) will have experienced some degree of anxiety and stress, uncertainty, illness,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Coping
Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
The COVID-19 Education Continuation Plan presented in this report is designed to maximize instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic while using non-traditional instruction (NTI) to reach 1,062 hours of instruction in all Kentucky school districts prior to May 29, 2020. This plan assumes school closure for in-person classes for the remainder of the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Teaching Methods
Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) recommends that districts consider a variety of alternative models, strategies and schedules for the reopening of public schools for fall 2020. Designing and planning early will be key to a successful reopening. Each school district may have a customized plan for reopening that best fits its students,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Districts, Public Schools
Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
As districts contemplate how to safely reopen schools for the coming year, it is important that each facility that is used to carry out the mission of the district be maintained to provide a safe and healthy environment. This maintenance involves cleaning and sanitization, modifications supporting social distancing, modification of movement…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Schedules
Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
As districts in Kentucky look forward to the start of the 2020-2021 school year, food service staff need to begin planning for necessary adjustments to food service. Multiple scenarios are being considered for the upcoming school year. There have been many questions about how best to accomplish this amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the unknown…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Schedules
Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
While the usual transitional concerns will be present when schools reopen, it is anticipated that this fall's return to school will be particularly challenging. Teachers and administrators should operate on the assumption that everyone, (students, families and staff) will have experienced some degree of anxiety and stress, uncertainty, illness,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Schedules
Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
This document from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) provides guidance on initial steps for how educators can plan and prepare for addressing knowledge gaps due to extended remote learning as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. The purpose of Stage One is for grade-level or course content teams to: (1) Analyze their 2019-2020 curriculum…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Distance Education
Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
Pupil transportation is a vital component of the education system. There are many facets and hurdles that must be addressed in order to provide the safest transportation possible. In some cases, it may seem almost impossible to transport students during the COVID-19 pandemic but implementing some changes at the district and school level may allow…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Transportation, School Closing
Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
This Stage Two Academic Re-entry guidance builds upon the Stage One guidance that was issued by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). Stage Two focuses on support on meeting the academic needs of learners through the formative assessment process. Formative assessment is a critical component of a balanced assessment system that can greatly…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Schedules
Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
As school districts begin the 2020-2021 school year, they are planning for a variety of instructional delivery models to meet the needs of students and communities in light of continued COVID-19 risks and mitigation measures. The models include traditional in-person instructional days, periods of complete remote learning through non-traditional…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Schedules
Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
Returning to school during a global pandemic brings a new level of anxiety for everyone involved. Even though most children are very resilient to COVID-19, many parents/guardians have valid concerns that the student could carry the virus home to vulnerable family members or others living in the home. The decision to return to school is dependent…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Decision Making, School Safety
Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
The purpose of this handbook is to provide detailed information regarding school-based decision making (SBDM) processes, laws, and best practices. Topics covered include the following: (1) School-based Decision Making Statute: KRS 160.345; (2) Achievement Gaps and Planning Requirements; (3) Other Kentucky Statutes Related to School Council Work;…
Descriptors: Guides, Decision Making, School Law, Best Practices
Butler, Aaron; Poquette, Hannah – Kentucky Department of Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the progress being made to close the current achievement gap in Kentucky. Guiding the study is the following research question: Which districts are closing racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps at rates that exceed expectations? The authors assess districts' progress in closing racial and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, School Districts, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Poquette, Hannah; Butler, Aaron – Kentucky Department of Education, 2019
This report is a continuation of work that examined the progress being made by districts to close the achievement gap in Kentucky (Butler and Poquette, 2019) and aims to further investigate the context in which districts are closing the achievement gap. Districts' achievement gap issues vary significantly: the size of districts' achievement gaps…
Descriptors: School Districts, Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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