Districts of Innovation

Published: 9/17/2014 9:02 AM


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.  

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.
701 KAR 5140

District of Innovation Application (UPDATED) 

Districts of Innovation Application Scoring Rubric (UPDATED)

Creating a Culture of Innovation


KRS 156.108 and 160.107

View the 2013 Districts of Innovation applications.

NEW - Districts of Innovation ROUND 2 Applications

View the 2014 Districts of Innovation applications.

Districts of Innovation 2013-14


David Cook
Office of Guiding Support Services/General Counsel
Division of Innovation and Partner Engagement
500 Mero Street, 1st Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4201
Fax (502) 564-9321