June 3 2013

Published: 6/4/2013 9:55 AM
As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
 
Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
• HB 182 Guidance – SEEK Funding for Students Whose Parents are District Employees
• Kentucky Teacher – Preschool 1:1 and Common Core State Standards
 
If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
Items from KDE
 
HB 182 Guidance – SEEK Funding for Students Whose Parents are District Employees
Attached is guidance developed for districts as a result of HB 182 enacted by the 2013 General Assembly that impacts SEEK funding for non-resident students whose parent(s) is employed by the district.
 
Please contact either Kay Kennedy at 502-564-3039, e-mail Kay.Kennedy@education.ky.gov or Cheri Meadows at 502-564-5279, e-mail Cheri.Meadows@education.ky.gov for more information.

Kentucky Teacher - Preschool 1:1 and Common Core State Standards
Kentucky Teacher, the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) award-winning online publication, is the place to go to stay abreast of what is happening in Kentucky’s public schools. Kentucky Teacher includes education news, feature articles that highlight successful classroom practice, helpful resources and more.
 
Here’s a look at what’s coming in Kentucky Teacher the week of June 3:
• Many schools have 1:1 technology initiatives, but Cloverport Independent is the first district in Kentucky to empower students with technology districtwide – from preschool through grade 12. Find out what impact it is having on the youngest digital natives and their teachers and how technology is driving instruction at every grade level. 
• Education Commissioner Terry Holliday shares his thoughts on the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, and why he thinks they are good for teachers, students and the commonwealth.
 
Make sure you don’t miss anything in Kentucky Teacher by signing up to receive e-mail updates whenever new stories or features are added. Rest assured, we won’t share your e-mail address.
 
We want to hear from you too, so send your comments, feedback or story suggestions to us at kyteacher@education.ky.gov or post your comments online.
 
Kentucky Teacher is produced by KDE’s Division of Communications.
 
Items from Outside Agencies
 
PLEASE NOTE: Inclusion of items in this section does not constitute endorsement by the Kentucky Department of Education or the Commissioner of Education.
 
Reading Association Call for Proposals
The Call for Proposals for the 2013 Kentucky Reading Association’s Annual Conference is now posted. This year’s theme is Literacy without Borders; the conference will be held at the Lexington Hyatt and Convention Center on October 17-19, 2013. A new online proposal submission process can be accessed here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/KRA2013.  Proposals are due by June 28 and should be submitted through the online submission form. Additional details are included on the Call for Proposal form located at the link above.
 
Information about this year's conference can be found at http://www.kyreading.org/Conference.aspx. If you have any questions, feel free to contact lauriehenry@uky.edu.
 
Calling all high school musical groups
Apply for a chance to show off your school's musical performance skills at the 2014 National School Boards Association Annual Conference in New Orleans.Three high school musical groups are invited to perform at the NSBA conference each year. Don't miss the opportunity to highlight your school's talent - submit your performance group's application today.
 
Click here to download the application form.  All applications must be received by Oct. 11.
 
Healthy Minds Conference
The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council will host the “Knowledge is Power” Healthy Minds Conference on Aug. 22 at the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided. Topics will include: The Ticket to Work Program, Bullying, Spirituality, Psychiatric Advanced Directives, Tips for Self Care, Restraint and Seclusion in Schools and more.
 
The Keynote Speaker will be Stephanie Orlando. Orlando has more than 14 years of experience working in Youth Peer Advocacy and Civic Engagement. Building upon her personal experience of having received children’s mental health, special education, and residential services, Orlando has become a strong advocate for youth with disabilities on county, state and national levels. Although a high-school dropout, Orlando received her high school equivalency diploma and was graduated magna cum laude from the University at Buffalo in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts.
 
Registration is required by August 18. For more information contact Mirna Stone at 1-800-372-2988 or e-mail her at mirna.stone@ky.gov.
 
Student Programs Coordinator position
The Kentucky Historical Society has created a new position of Student Programs Coordinator. The position will be responsible for managing a new, two-year grant-funding initiative to develop a model school/museum partnership curriculum.
 
The Student Program Coordinator is a contract position. It does not include state benefits. All individuals applying for/bidding on this position must register as a vendor via Kentucky’s eProcurement website (http://finance.ky.gov/services/eprocurement/pages/default.aspx). All applications must be submitted through the same website. You can find the position description by following these steps:
• Go to the procurement website -- https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService
• Click on the “Public Access” button on the lower left of the window
• Search “Kentucky Historical Society” in the keyword search box
• Find the record titled “Student Programs Coordinator” RFP # 1300000328
• Click on the “Details” button
• Choose the “Attachments” tab
• Download the RFP document
 
The RFP document includes all instructions for applying to/bidding on this position.
 
All applications/bids must be received by 4:00 PM on June 14, 2013.