Focus Schools/Focus Districts

Published: 9/4/2014 11:26 AM

​As a condition of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver, the Kentucky Department of Education has identified Priority and Focus schools as referenced in 703 KAR 5:225. Approximately 300 Focus schools have been identified based on 2011-2012 school year assessment data.

As we continue to build this page, it will be routinely updated to provide resources and supports for schools to ensure their students are proficient and prepared and graduate college/career ready. The Office of Next Generation Schools and Districts is committed to providing support and technical assistance to our schools and always welcome feedback to improve our systems of support.
 
Two Priority Schools Recognized as Hubs for Improvement! Click here for press release
During the 2013-2014 school year, the hub schools were visited by 625 representatives of 89 schools and districts.  Professional learning topics included CTE Pathway/Program Improvement, PGES, communication for capacity-building, Response to Intervention, monitoring student data for gap closure, professional learning communities, a systems approach to continuous improvement, and data analysis.
 

​​​Helpful Links
KRS 160.346 - Persistently Low-Achieving Schools
 
703 KAR 5:225 - School and district accountability, recognition, support and consequences
 
 
 
Best Practices and Sustainability
 
 
 
 
Instructional Resources
PD360 Resources for English Learners (April 2014)

​Jason Radford
Office of Next-Generation Schools and Districts
Division of Student Success
500 Mero Street, 8th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2116
Fax (502) 564-7820