District 180 - Focus Schools and Focus Districts

Published: 8/24/2016 11:12 AM

Welcome to the Kentucky Department of Education District 180 Focus Schools and Focus Districts web pages. Here you will find information about what it means to be a Focus School or Focus District, as well as resources and support to guide you to better understand the Focus School and Focus District status in the state of Kentucky. 

 
For the 2015-2016 school year, the Kentucky Department of Education has identified 27 Priority Schools, 282 Focus Schools and 17 Focus Districts based on the 2014-2015 school year assessment data. As required by Kentucky regulations, statutes and in accordance with the Kentucky ESEA Waiver, it is essential to provide support to Focus Schools and Districts to ensure students graduate college and/or career ready.
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About District 180
District 180 is an organizational unit within the Division of Student Success and the Office of Continuous Improvement and Support. The mission of District 180 is to build sustainable systems that will drive a continuous improvement approach to focus on student learning in each of Kentucky’s Priority Schools, Focus Schools, and Focus Districts. The vision of District 180 is for all students in Kentucky to be College and Career Ready upon graduating from high school.  District 180 is committed to providing support and technical assistance to our schools and always welcomes feedback to improve our systems of support.
 
Focus Schools and Focus Districts
 
Continuous Improvement Summit Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit: “Equity, Achievement, and Integrity” that will be held September 19-20 at the Lexington Convention Center. Best practices from across the state will be highlighted and presented by Kentucky teachers and administrators. Participants will receive information concerning ESSA, Accountability, and Novice Reduction. Click here for the flyer that describes the summit. 
Click on the following link to register: Continuous Improvement Summit Registration #KYCIS2016.
 
Support for Continuous Improvement
 
District 180 Guiding Documents
703 KAR 5:260 Implementation of Intervention Options in Priority Schools and Districts
703 KAR 5:190 Assistance to Low-Achieving Schools
703 KAR 5:225 School and District Accountability, Recognition, Support, and Consequences
KRS 160.346 Persistently Low-Achieving Schools and School Intervention
Kentucky ESEA Flexibility Waiver
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Thalia Salgado
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Student Success
500 Mero Street, 8th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2116
Fax (502) 564-7820
Thalia.Salgado@education.ky.gov