Monday Superintendent's Emails

Published: 3/13/2013 11:00 AM

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  • July 28 2014

    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:
    • Reporting requirements for achievement gap due October 1
    • Non-Traditional Instruction Application Q & A
    • Information on using KISTA Financing as a KSBIT payment option (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Global Schools Network: Learn and Launch Grants RFA – Update for Q & A
    • Diabetes Management and Insulin Administration Training Resources Now Available
    • Fall ILP trainings for district/school administrators, teachers and counselors
    • Guidance for districts on communicating about student data privacy
    • Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit
    • PD 360 helps staff meet compliance learning requirements – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS
    Kentucky Teacher – Hands-on science learning highlighted
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • July 21 2014

    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:
    • Potential Common Core pushback in Kentucky
    • Kentucky Global Schools Network: Learn and Launch Grants RFA – Revision
    • FY 2014 Financial Audit Contracts
    • Non-Traditional Instruction Application Q & A
    • District Textbook Coordinators
    • PD 360 helps staff meet compliance learning requirements
    • Spanish Visiting Teacher Program 2014-2015 (Attachment)
    Kentucky Teacher – Student ownership helps students succeed; Making it real
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • July 14 2014

    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:
    • 2013-14 Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention (MERR) Report Due on or Before July 31 (Attachment)
    • 2014 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Awards
    • Clarification Regarding Carbonated Beverages
    • Kentucky Global Schools Network: Learn and Launch Grants RFA
    • School Report Card to open for verification of non-testing information
    • PD 360 update makes professional development easier
    • Have you registered yet for #PGES4Me?
    • PGES Professional Learning Modules now available
    • Mark your calendars for the PGES Webcasts
    Kentucky Teacher – Menifee High School class connects students to the world; Photo Blog: a day in the life of a teacher
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • July 7 2014

    MONDAY SUPERINTENDENT E-MAIL – 7/7/14

    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:
    • EDS version 16.0 to release July 8
    • Have you registered yet for #PGES4Me?
    Kentucky Teacher – Glendover Elementary has high expectations for all of its students
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.

     
  • June 30 2014

    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:
    • Reminder: Superintendent Evaluation Report for ASSIST Due June 30
    • Kentucky Global Schools Network: Learn and Launch Grants RFA to be Released July 14
    • FY15 Tentative Title III Limited English Proficiency Allocations
    • Superintendents’ Summit
    • Verification of school and district profile data needed – ACTION REQUESTED
    • New online tool available for requesting school information changes
    • Superintendent Compensation Data Collection
    • #PGES4Me update
    • Kentucky Teacher – Meet new Associate Commissioner Amanda Ellis
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • June 23 2014

    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:
    • Assistance with District Approval of Program Reviews in ASSIST
    • The Importance of Maintaining Observer Scoring Accuracy through Calibration
    • Reminder: Superintendent Evaluation Report for ASSIST Due June 30
    • Extension of Deadline for Non-Traditional Instruction Program
    • Register now for eTranscripts virtual forum
    Kentucky Teacher – Using graphic novels to spur novels
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • June 16 2014

    MONDAY SUPERINTENDENT E-MAIL – 6/16/14
     
    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:
    • Munis best practice
    • Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) training for district and school leaders
    • Registration now open for Rural Educational National Forum
    • Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit
    • Clarification on Completing Assurances in Section 14 of the CDIP for FY 14-15
    • Redbook – Frequently Asked Questions Update (Attachment)
    • Summer Learning Camps (SLCs) (Attachments)

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • June 9 2014

    MONDAY SUPERINTENDENT E-MAIL – 6/9/14
     
    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:
    • 2014-2015 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program RFA
    • Kentucky Green Ribbon Schools 2015 Application Available
    • 2014 Joint ISLN/KLA Summer Meeting: Keep Calm and Be Effective
    • Fidelity (Performance) Bond Submission
    • Bond of Depository Submission
    • Non-Traditional Instruction Program goes statewide
    • New Guidance for District of Innovation Applications
    • Guidelines to aid school districts using the Flex Focus transferability options (Attachment)
    • Fiscal Year 2015 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan Assurances
    • Fiscal Year 2015 New Forms and Instructions for Federal Cash Requests
    • National Dropout Prevention Network Conference – November 2-5, 2014
    • Attention Superintendents: NAEP is Coming!
    Kentucky Teacher – Differentiated instruction
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • June 2 2014

    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:
    • 2014-2015 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program RFA
    • Kentucky Green Ribbon Schools 2015 Application Available
    • Kentucky Education Association (KEA) Requests Link to Survey be Shared with All School District Employees
    Kentucky Teacher – Star Elementary Shines
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • May 27 2014

    MONDAY SUPERINTENDENT E-MAIL – 5/27/14
     
    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:

    • Use of eTranscripts reminder
    • Kentucky Education Association (KEA) requests link to survey be shared with all school district employees
    • Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) training for district and school leaders
    • Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit – save the date
    • Updated FY15 Preliminary Federal Allocations
    Kentucky Teacher – Partnerships enhance Pulaski County ATC
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • May 19 2014

    MONDAY SUPERINTENDENT E-MAIL – 5/19/14
     
    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:
    • PGES webcast Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET
    • PGES webpages easier to navigate starting June 1
    • Title II and the support of PGES
    • Other Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (OPGES) update
    • CIITS school year rollover
    • Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) training available (Attachment)
    • SREB extends invitation to Superintendents for a team to attend the College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference in July
    • Connected Superintendents’ Summit: Transition to Digital Learning
    • Interim Federal Final Rule Regarding Smart Snacks (Attachments)
    • Spanish Language Teachers – Critical Shortage Area (Attachment)
    • USED Guidance to Ensure Equal Educational Opportunity for All Children, Regardless of Immigration Status
    • Kentucky teachers named to “Dream Team”
    Kentucky Teacher – 2014 legislative wrap up
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • May 12 2014

    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:
    • ISLN/KLA summer meeting registration open
    • Innovation Fund Grants available
    • Clarification on Next-Generation Science Standards assessments
    • Nominations for the Joseph W. Kelly Award Requested – Attachment
    Kentucky Teacher – Blue Ribbon winner, Ride your Bike or Walk to School Day Photo Blog
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • May 5 2014

    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:

    • Another district raises the compulsory school age
    • Alternate diplomas and grad rate
    • ESEA waiver extension submitted
    • No Superintendents’ Webcast in May; Superintendent Summit Sept.11
    • Teacher Appreciation Week
    • Bike/Walk to School Day is Wednesday
    • PGES Guidance for Preschool and OPGES (Attachments)
    • New Eligibility Requirement for Kentucky State-Funded Preschool Guidance for School Districts (Attachment)
    • Immediate Changes to CDL/DOT Physicals for Kentucky School Bus Drivers
    • Save the Date! 2014 ISLN/KLS Joint Summer Convening
    • Summer Reading Resources
    • Summer Enrichment/Work Programs for Visually Impaired Students
    • Registration now open for Gateways to Independent
    • Kentucky Teacher – Taking off with Space Camp, Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • April 28 2014

    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:
    • Superintendents’ Webcast
    • KEHP LivingWell Promise—Deadline May 1, 2014
    • Recalibration of Principals for PGES 2014-15
    • Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) featured on KET
    • Reminder: Salary Supplement Reimbursement Application for National Board Certified Teachers Due May 9, 2014
    • New eligibility requirement for preschool (Attachment)
    • Turnaround School Leaders Program
    • Opportunity to Provide Feedback on KDE’s ESEA Draft Waiver Extension
    • Criteria for Early Graduation from High School
    • Summer Food Service Program
    • Effective educators conference
    • Kentucky Teacher – CIITS provides powerful tool to educators
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • April 21 2014

    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:

    • Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Social Studies – Writing Team
    • CIITS webcast archive
    • CIITS update delayed
    • Nominations for Joseph W. Kelly Award (Attachment)
    • Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) featured on KET
    • KEHP LivingWell Promise--Deadline May 1, 2014
    • FY15 Tentative Preschool Allocations
    • Revised Insurance Guide
    • HB 211 (2014) – Calendars and Classified/Certified Contract Fulfillment
    • Mental health training grants available soon
    • Parent and community engagement framework
    • Kentucky Teacher
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • April 14 2014

    ​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:

    • Model Certified Evaluation Plan (Attachments)
    • PGES Webcast
    • Education Matters Explores Teacher Growth and Effectiveness
    • Students create original works in celebration of Governor’s Mansion Centennial – Arts and essay contest winners named
    • Thank you for Supporting Operation Preparation 2014
    • CIITS April webcast
    • KBE webcast archive
    • Clarification on FY15 Tentative Title I, Part A Allocations
    • FY15 Tentative Flexible Focus Allocations (excluding Preschool)
    • 2014-2015 SEEK Forecast
    • Kentucky Derby art project (Attachments)
    • USED grants
    Kentucky Teacher – Pennies for Honor effort; Teachers staying engaged; Photo blog
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • April 7 2014

    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:
     
    • One-stop-shop of resources for 2014-15 PGES implementation
    • Response to Questions on Tiered Salary Increases in the Budget
    • FY15 Preliminary Title I, Part A and Title II, Part A Allocations
    • HB 211 Calendar Waiver
    • Federal Flexibility Guidance
    • Let’s TALK (Teaching Advocates Leading Kentucky) registration now open
    • Zoom Math application and COMPASS testing
    • Kentucky Teacher - Gearing up for PGES

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • March 31 2014

     
    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 211 (Calendar bill) – Implementation of Emergency Provisions
    • Budget update
    • Anti-common core movie and clarification materials (Attachment)
    • Superintendents’ March 28 Webcast recording (Attachment)
    • Superintendent Evaluation Report ASSIST – Spring 2014 Support and Instructions
    • PGES update
    • CIITS update
    • Audit Contracts for 2014
    • Finance Officer Training
    • 2013 Social-Emotional/Self-Help assessment data now available
    • ACT Data Interpretation and Instructional Support Workshops (Attachment)
    • Request for information on the use of results data in making determinations under Sections 616 (d)(2) and 642 of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    • School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference
    • The importance of music and arts education
    • Kentucky Teacher -  Franklin County’s big CTE plans and HOSA conference spotlighted
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
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  • March 24 2014

    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:
    • FY2015 Read to Achieve (RTA) RFA Awards
    • Protecting student privacy while using online educational services
    • Other Professionals Growth and Effectiveness System (OPGES) pilot plans
    • Effectively using staff make-up days: Let’s TALK Conference
    • Call for nominations: Paul J. Langan Distinguished Service Award
    • K-3 Program Review Implementation Support Modules Now Available!
    • Free math professional learning for K-3 teachers
    • Kentucky Teacher - Appalachia arts in the classroom, Kentucky Teacher of the Year column
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • March 17 2014

    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:
    • Update on inclement weather and school calendar
    • In support of the Kentucky Core Academics Standards
    • Kentucky Teacher – Operation Preparation underway

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • March 10 2014

     
    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:

    • FY14 Project Lead the Way RFAs – Submission Deadline Extension
    • Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Trainings for Administrators
    • 2014 ACT Testing and Inclement Weather
    • Preliminary Statewide allocations for Federal Funding for School Year 2014-15 (Attachment)
    • 2013-2014 Final SEEK Calculation
    • Draft IDEA Application for SY 2014-2015 available and open for public comment
    • Superintendents’ Summit
    • New initiative to help more students go to college (Attachment)
    • Announcing Four Kentucky Center Academies for Arts Integration in July 2014
    • Kentucky Teacher – Superintendent of the Year and K-Screener success

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • March 3 2014

    ​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:
    • Announcement of the Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge!
    • Guidance for district finance (in calculating potential pay increases)
    • Process approved for training of Kentucky school board members (Attachment)
    • UPDATED Student Voice Survey Toolkit
    • National Academy Foundation (NAF) career academies initiative
    • Next CIITS Webcast – March 20, 2 p.m.
    • Kentucky Teacher – Blue Ribbon School spotlighted

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • February 24 2014

    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:
    • Nominations for the Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) Advisory Board (Attachment)
    • School Improvement Grant (SIG) RFA – Submission Deadline Extension
    • Upcoming Survey by the Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts
    • Denial of Meals Served
    • Approved Federal Teacher Shortage Areas
    • Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Trainings for Administrators
    • PGES Webcast
    • Preparing for the Student Voice Survey
    • Science learning through writing workshop
    • SREB Study of CTE in Kentucky (Attachment)
    • Junior Achievement
    Kentucky Teacher – Leader in Me program featured

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • February 17 2014

    ​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:
    • Details Regarding March ACT (Time Sensitive Information – DAC Action Required)
    • KDE Revised Consolidated Compliance Plan for Non-Discrimination Available
    • Keeping learning fresh amid multiple adverse weather days
    • Recent Changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Employer Requirements
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture letter on the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher - Milken winner; Commissioner’s Comments on planning time; Teacher Hall of Fame

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • February 10 2014

    ​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:
    • Survey Options for 2014 ACT Test Administration – Urgent! Need survey completed by each district by COB Wednesday, February 12!
    • ‘Book-mob’ Common Core Learning Event
    • Challenges Facing Military Children and Support Resources (Attachment)
    • Declaration of Participation for FY 2015
    Kentucky Teacher – Gifted education, new teacher advice coming this week

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • February 3, 2014

     
    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:
    • Kentucky Teacher – Engaging students through podcasts; Paying for dual credit; Snow day!
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • January 27, 2014

    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:
    • Propane Supply Status
    • School Calendar and Weather-Related Closures
    • New custom interventions tab in Infinite Campus
    • K-Screener data, a tool for improvement, to be released (Attachment)
    • Statewide Groups to Provide Advisors for Operation Preparation 2014
    • Active schools initiative helps students, schools improve
    • CIITS Update
    • 2014 Career Camp for Non-Traditional Programs RFA
    • 2013-14 21st Century Community Learning Centers RFA Awards
    • 2013-14 School District Working Budgets
    Kentucky Teacher – World Language Teacher of the Year, CTE discussions
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • January 21, 2014

    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 on Tuesday that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail on Tuesday as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Minority Superintendent Program Deadline
    • Art and Essay Contest Celebrates Governor’s Mansion Centennial
    • Resources/information on the new USED guidance on discipline
    • Kentucky Teacher – National Board partnership, teacher advocacy, Photo Blog

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.

     

  • January 13 2014

     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:
    • New ILP training shows how the ILP supports college and career readiness for all – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
    • CIITS password reset
    • Next CIITS webcast is January 23
    • Felicia Cumings Smith to Work for the National Institute for School Leadership (Attachment)
    • School Improvement Grant (SIG) RFA Posted
    • FY14 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Sustainability Grant RFAs Posted
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • January 6 2014

    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:
    • Superintendent Evaluation Report Update
    • STEM Program Grant Opportunity
    • KOSSA Testing Deadlines
    • Senate Bill 97 Update
    • PGES Webcast
    • Operation Preparation Update (Attachment)
    • Nominations for Dr. Johnny Grissom Award due January 15 (Attachment)
    • 2014-2015 SEEK Trend Web Form Available
    • Healthy Nutrition Environment in Schools (Attachment)
    • Restraint and Seclusion Documentation
    • Save the Date for the TALK Conference (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher – Education and the General Assembly; Teacher quality; Some of our favorite things
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • December 16 2013

    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:
    • Inquiries about Read to Achieve Grant Application
    • Call for Reviewers for Read to Achieve Grant
    • CIITS passwords reset
    • Update for Teachscape participants
    • Healthy Nutrition Environment in Schools
    • Operation Preparation participation
    • Kentucky Teacher - Cracking the coding challenge; Teacher of the Year column; Angry Birds Photo Blog
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • December 9 2013

    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:
    • Superintendent conference PowerPoint now available (Attachment)
    • Districts may still sign up for Operation Preparation 2014
    • Read to Achieve - Request for Application (RFA)
    • Kentucky Teacher – PGES Update, Thoughts from Kentucky’s middle school Teacher of the Year
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • December 2 2013

    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:
    • Operation Preparation—March 2014 – ACTION REQUESTED
    • PGES Webcasts
    • Kentucky Teacher – Superintendent effectiveness system, Preparing “students of promise”, Funding impact
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • November 25 2013

     
    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:
    • USED Changes ESEA Flexibility Waiver Renewal Process (Attachment)
    • Operation Preparation—March 2014 – ACTION REQUESTED
    • Superintendent Evaluation Report Due by Dec. 20, 2013
    • Intervention Tab in Infinite Campus
    • Program Reviews
    • Redbook Update (Attachment)
    • 2nd Annual Let’s TALK (Teaching Advocates Leading Kentucky) Conference – HOLD THE DATE! (Attachment)
    • SOAR Summit
    Kentucky Teacher – Happy Thanksgiving!
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • November 18 2013

    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:
    • National Education Week – PLEASE SHARE WITH ALL EDUCATORS
    • KSBIT update – future webcast (Three Attachments)
    • Education Matters program on poverty tonight
    • Advanced Placement honor roll
    • eTranscript update
    • 2013-14 Math and Science Partnership/Math and Science Partnership *special* RFA Awards
    • 2013 School Law Book supplements are here!
    Kentucky Teacher – Science standards, TOY, student council photos coming next week
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • November 12 2013

    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 on Tuesday that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail on Tuesday as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Feedback Requested as KDE Prepares Application for Renewal of Kentucky’s ESEA Waiver (Attachment)
    • Waiver request to be sent to USED to extend availability of FY 2011 SIG funds for Cohort Two Schools; Feedback Requested by Nov. 14 (Attachment)
    • Update on Affordable Care Act (ACA)
    • Kentucky Green Ribbon Schools 2014 Application Available
    • Revised Title I, Part A Reward Allocations
    • ASSIST scheduled maintenance
    • Archived webcast on KEN and future plans now available
    • Teacher survey on Common Core – will send to teachers later this week (Attachment)
    • Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology Systems (CIITS) Update
    • Free Professional Learning for K-3 Teachers
    • 2nd Annual Let’s TALK (Teaching Advocates Leading Kentucky) Conference
    • Kentucky Teacher - Student work ethic, road to becoming teacher of the year coming

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • November 4 2013

    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:
    • KDE Communicates Critical Information to District Personnel via E-mail Lists
    • School Information is Critical to Accurate Distribution of Test Booklets
    • PGES Statewide Pilot Implementation Survey
    • Integrating the CCSS into Your Local School Curriculum and Assessments Webinar
    • 2014 21st Century Community Learning Centers RFA and Call for Reviewers
    • Kentucky Teacher – Transitional courses, academic standards, photo blog coming up

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • October 28, 2013

    ​​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:
    • URGENT – STATUS OF OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR KENTUCKY EMPLOYEES HEALTH PLAN (KEHP) (Attachment)
    • Redbook Clarification on Cake walks
    • Comment requested on SIG application process
    • Minority Superintendent Internship Program accepting applications
    • Nominations Sought for the Dr. Samuel Robinson Award (Attachment)
    • Kentucky ACT State Organization 2013 Annual Conference (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher – Superheroes, school librarian features coming up next week

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.

  • October 21 2013

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    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:
    • Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP) 2014 Information
    • Affordable Care Act – Training Opportunity
    • Data on Home School Students (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher - Teachers of the Year, School strategies for student success
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • October 14, 2013

    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:
    • 2014 21st Century Community Learning Centers RFA posted
    • Kentucky Teacher - Kentucky Board of Education talks budget, CTE teacher lauded for college- and career-readiness work; 2013 Teacher of the Year ends reign
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.

  • October 7 2013

    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:
    • Current Status of the Federal Shutdown
    • Important information for public employees on health insurance (KEHP vs. kynect) (Two attachments)
    • Affordable Care Act – Implementation Guide Posted to KDE Website
    • New Webpage and Link to the Resources for the Superintendent Evaluation Report
    • Reminder of Link to the Follow-up Document from the September 5th Superintendents’ Summit
    • 2014 World Language Immersion Planning/Implementation RFA
    • Kentucky Teacher - Learning from failure, Schools to Watch, Internet safety photos coming
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • September 30 2013

    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:
    • Superintendent Professional Growth and Effectiveness System website location and link available soon!
    • From the Attorney General – Your duties as superintendents in distributing written information explaining the Open Records and Open Meetings Acts and proper records retention and management pursuant to KRS 15.257 and 171.223 (Attachments)
    • Draft High School Arts Standards Public Review
    • ARRA Jobs Reporting Reminder – Report due on job estimates relative to ARRA grants; Due date for submission, Monday, October 7 (Attachments)
    Kentucky Teacher - Hands-on learning, schools teaching schools, two columns on tap
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • September 23 2013

    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:
    • Unbridled Learning assessment and accountability results released this week (9-23-13)
    • ATTENTION! Districts Interested in Applying for District of Innovation
    • Clarification on Gap Data Due in ASSIST by October 1
    • KDE Highlights the Best Practices of Schools and Districts
    • REL Appalachia Workshop: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4-8 (Attachment)
    • PPGES’ Use of Val-Ed 360 – Basic Information (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher – Meet KDE Chief of Staff Tommy Floyd; Visit the new innovative STEAM Academy

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • September 16 2013

    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:
    • Restraint and seclusion and the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports
    • AdvancED – KDE Diagnostic Review Evaluator (Team Member) Application (Attachment)
    • UK Innovate-to-Learn Institute
    • Kentucky Teacher – Kindergarten screen opportunities; Minority Superintendent Program Success; Photo Blog
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • September 9 2013

    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:
    • Nominations being sought for KSB Advisory Board members (Attachment)
    • Deadline Has Passed for Websited Data Collection on Superintendents’ Contracts and Benefits Information
    • Reminder of National Suicide Prevention Week
    • Career Camps for Non-Traditional Program
    • Affordable Care Act-Required Marketplace Notice
    • Kentucky Teacher - PGES Field Test results; Education apps and programs; Teacher preparation
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • September 3 2013

    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 on Tuesday that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail on Tuesday as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Renaissance Learning Interim Assessment Data added to CIITS (Attachment)
    • Updates to CIITS – Please Share with Teachers
    • CIITS Peer Observer Training Module Released – Please Share with Teachers
    • Kentucky Teacher – CCR improvement, high school boot camp this week
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • August 26 2013

    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:
    • FY 2014 Grant Allocations
    • Legal guidance on religion in schools
    • Don’t Forget Communication with School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Councils
    • All students welcome to apply for the 2013-14 Next-Generation Student Council
    • PGES Webcasts
    • New Requirements for CDL Physicals
    • Kentucky Teacher features on Districts of Innovation and Collaborating for CTE
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • August 19 2013

    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:
    • Next PGES Webcast August 28
    • PGES and Area Technology Centers
    • Education Events in the News
    • Website Data Collection on Superintendents’ Contracts and Benefits Information (Deadline – August 31, 2013)
    • Affordable Care Act (ACA)
    • Federal Grants Closeout Reminder
    • Capital Funds Request (CFR)
    • District Payment Registers
    • How to Access Photos from the Aug. 8 Recognition Ceremony Celebrating SB i97 at the Capitol Rotunda and Link to Recording Ceremony
    • New Phone System at KDE
    • Kentucky Teacher: “The Right Answer” curriculum and financial literacy and economic lessons
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • August 13 2013

    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 on Tuesday that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail on Tuesday as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • PGES Statewide Pilot Participant Web collector
    • Kentucky Department of Education online survey on agency’s customer service
    • 2013-14 Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Schools Forum (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher - Mapping out learning; State board meeting action; Teachers as arts students Photo Blog
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • August 5 2013

    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:
    • Round 2 Open in Race to the Top—District Competition
    • All students welcome to apply for the 2013-14 Next-Generation Student Council
    • Kentucky Teacher - Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs; Networks develop teacher leaders; Back to School
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • July 29 2013

    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:
    • eTranscript
    • PGES Statewide Implementation Language
    • PGES Newsletter
    • PGES Webcasts
    • CIITS Implementation Sharing (Attachment)
    • Reminder on student teacher training on restraint/seclusion regulation
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Resource to Assist with Implementation of 704 KAR 7:160, Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools (Attachment)
    • 2014 Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grants, Special Project Grants and Call for Reviewers
    • Save the Date: Creating 21st-century Communities and Schools Mini-Summit
    • Kentucky Teacher – Keeping students in schools past age 16

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
    Items from KDE
  • February 18 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.
     
    • Special KBE Meeting on Monticello Independent
    • Alternative high school diploma
    • TELL Pre-survey webinars available
    • End-of-Course Standards in CIITS
    • Kentucky Teacher - Learning from energy efficiency; real world science and 21st century skills

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.

    Also, remember to review the items from the Outside Agencies section.

Archived Messages
This section of the Web site is an archive of the Monday Superintendent E-mail Messages before December 10, 2012.