KRS 156.108 and 160.107 (House Bill 37, enacted 2012) provide Kentucky public school districts the opportunity to apply to the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) to be exempt from certain administrative regulations and statutory provisions, as well as waiving local board policy, in an effort to improve the learning of students. By "re-thinking" what a school might look like, districts will be able to redesign student learning in an effort to engage and motivate more students and increase the numbers of those who are college and career ready.
April 2013 KBE Administrative Regulation for Districts of Innovation completes review process.
May 1, 2013 REVISED - Application Window Closes for 2013-2014 applicants.
June 5, 2013 REVISED - KBE approves recommended "Districts of Innovation." (UPDATED: Districts of Innovation Recommendations for Approval by the KBE)
Fall 2013 Implementation begins in selected Districts of Innovation
The Division of Innovation and Partner Engagement will regularly be adding additional resources to our website to assist you in the development of your application. We also plan to schedule online technical assistance sessions.
NEW! See the documents below for the draft regulation, application and scoring rubric.
701 KAR 5140
District of Innovation Application (UPDATED)
Districts of Innovation Application Scoring Rubric (UPDATED)
Districts of Innovation: An Overview (UPDATED Feb. 1, 2013)
KRS 156.108 and 160.107
View the 2013 Districts of Innovation applications.