Wednesday, June 08, 2011

State Board Reviews Regs, Accountability


(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – At its study session and regular meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Kentucky Board of Education discussed and made revisions to state regulations related to career readiness and accountability/support for schools and districts.

In its study session, on the topic of state regulation 703 KAR 5:200, the board approved a motion to give schools and districts an additional half-point of credit for each student who is deemed both college- and career-ready. This half-point would apply toward a school’s or district’s overall college/career readiness percentage.

In its review of proposed new state regulation 703 KAR 5:220, which outlines school and district accountability recognition and support, the board also agreed to revise the weights outlined in Section 2 of the regulation. These weights are related to an overall accountability score for schools and districts.

Next-Generation Learners = 50%
Next-Generation Instructional Programs and Support = 30%
Next-Generation Professionals = 20%

More details on the accountability model are available on the Kentucky Department of Education’s Unbridled Learning Web page.

The board took the following actions:
  • voted to approve issuing extensions to local school board members elected in 2009 or appointed in 2010 and who have not yet completed required in-service training for 2010
  • agreed to send correspondence to local school board members not elected in 2009 or appointed in 2010 and who have not yet completed required in-service training for 2010
  • approved the 2012 local school board member In-Service Training Plan
  • approved facilities plans for the Adair, Bullitt, Carter, Casey, Floyd, Franklin, Gallatin, Hancock, Harlan, Harrison, Hopkins, Jessamine, Knox, Letcher, Lewis, Livingston, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Meade, Morgan, Rowan, Simpson, Trigg and Union County school districts and the Barbourville, Bardstown, Beechwood, Bellevue, Berea, Bowling Green, Jackson, Middlesboro, Owensboro, Paris, Paintsville, Pikeville, Russellville and Somerset Independent school districts
  • agreed direct the Ohio County Board of Education and Local Planning Committee to work with Kentucky Department of Education staff to identify appropriate methods to develop a revised facilities plan
  • approved an amended facilities plan for the Jefferson County school district
  • gave final approval to state regulation 702 KAR 6:110, the regulation related to claim reimbursement for school and community nutrition programs
  • approved the 2012 Kentucky Minimum Specifications for School Buses
  • approved the re-appointment of John W. Hardy, associate principal of Campbell County High School, to the State Textbook Commission
  • approved the certification of nonpublic schools (see list at the end of this news release)
  • approved the repeal of state regulation 704 KAR 3:340, which relates to the Commonwealth Diploma Program
The board heard an appeal of the commissioner’s decision related to the nonresident student agreement for the 2011-12 school year between the Corbin Independent school district and the Knox County school district After presentations from both districts, discussion and deliberation, the board agreed to uphold the commissioner’s earlier decision on this issue.

The board heard presentations and had discussions on these items:
  • the Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky Survey Results
  • Program Reviews
  • the 2010-2012 biennial budget
  • annual reporting requirements for the Kentucky High School Athletics Association
  • alternative education
The Kentucky Board of Education’s annual retreat is scheduled for August 3 at the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville. The board will hold its regular meeting on August 4 in Frankfort. More information about the board is available here.
ONE year (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012)
  • Christ the King Elementary, Lexington
  • Prince of Peace Elementary, Covington
  • Providence Christian Academy, Georgetown
  • St. Camillus Academy, Corbin
  • St. Henry Elementary, Erlanger
THREE years (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2014)
  • Harvest Christian Academy, South Portsmouth
FOUR years (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2015)
  • St. Joseph Academy Elementary, Walton
  • St. Leo Elementary, Versailles
FIVE years (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2016)
  • Barkley Elementary, Ft. Campbell
  • Blessed Sacrament Elementary, Ft. Mitchell
  • Ft. Campbell High, Ft. Campbell
  • Holy Name Elementary, Henderson
  • Jackson Elementary, Ft. Campbell
  • Glasgow Christian Academy, Glasgow
  • Gloria Dei Lutheran School, Elizabethtown
  • Heritage Christian Academy, Hopkinsville
  • Lexington Montessori, Lexington
  • Lincoln Elementary, Ft. Campbell
  • Lucas Elementary, Ft. Campbell
  • Mahaffey Elementary, Ft. Campbell
  • Main Street Christian Education Center, Alexandria
  • Marshall Elementary, Ft. Campbell
  • Mary, Queen of Heaven Elementary, Erlanger
  • Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary Elementary, Lexington
  • Northside Baptist Christian Elementary, Mayfield
  • Oneida Baptist Institute, Oneida
  • St. Augustine Elementary, Augusta
  • St. Francis of Assisi Elementary, Pikeville
  • St. Joseph Elementary, Cold Spring
  • St. Mary Elementary, Paris
  • St. Philip Elementary, Melbourne
  • Valor Traditional Academy, Louisville
  • Wassom Middle, Ft. Campbell
WORK SESSION June 7, 2011

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