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Kentucky Board of Education

Kentucky Board of Education

Published: 1/13/2021 9:50 AM

Kentucky Board of Education Members Picture

Kentucky Board of Education Members from left to right: Lee Todd, At Large: Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, Ex Officio Member; Holly Bloodworth, District 1; Patrice McCrary, District 2; Allison Slone, Ex Officio Member; Sharon Porter Robinson, District 4: Alvis Johnson, At Large; Cody Pauley Johnson, District 7; Claire Batt, At Large; Mike Bowling, District 3; JoAnn Adams, District 6; David Karem, At Large; Lu Young, District 5; Aaron Thompson, Ex Officio Member


As mandated by Kentucky law, the Kentucky Board of Education develops and adopts the regulations that govern Kentucky's 171 public school districts and the actions of the Kentucky Department of Education. 


The Kentucky Board of Education Vision  

Each and every Kentucky learner will become a productive, engaged citizen, prepared for school, work and a happy life.


Kentucky Board of Education Mission 

Improve the future of all Kentuckians by providing leadership, advancing policy and cultivating community partnerships to ensure every student has equitable access to high-quality, lifelong learning.


Kentucky Board of Education Goals for 2020-2021

  1. Advance policies that increase the qualities and competencies of a more diverse educator workforce as measured by actions including resolutions, targeted communication with the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) and regulation reviews on this topic.

  2. Rebuild/strengthen critical partnerships throughout Kentucky's education community promoting the creation of a portrait of a graduate at key transition points as measured by documentation of partnerships and the portrait of a graduate included in the Kentucky Department of Education's future of education document.

  3. Promote anti-racism, justice and equity as documented in the Kentucky Board of Education's resolution affirming its commitment to racial equity in Kentucky's public schools.

  4. Prioritize student-centered education for every student in the state through thoughtful implementation of SB 158, an act related to the statewide education accountability system, as measured by policies established and the adoption of a new accountability system.

  5. Galvanize support of strong, developmentally appropriate early childhood education as measured by taking steps toward universal public preschool and fully funded full-day kindergarten.


To place Kentucky schools on a steep trajectory of improved student outcomes, the Kentucky Board of Education will develop and adopt policies focusing on:

  • Flexibility for district innovation

  • Strengthening the skills and expertise of educators

  • Increased family and community involvement

  • Access to external supports for students and families

  • Accelerated interventions for student learning

  • Improved coursework completion by all students

  • Transparent accountability reporting

Department officials follow board guidelines and the department's strategic plan in the fulfillment of the board's vision and the Kentucky Department of Education's mission to partner with districts, schools, and education shareholders to provide service, support and leadership to ensure success for each and every student. 

The Kentucky Board of Education also serves as the board for the Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf, and Department of Education staff also serve as resources for those schools.

2020 Compliance Plan for Nondiscrimination

Title IX Compliance Statement 2020              

                                                    

The Kentucky Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender identity, veteran's status, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services.


Joette Fields
Office of the Commissioner of Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3141 
Fax (502) 564-5680


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