Kentucky Board of Education

Kentucky Board of Education

Published: 8/14/2019 9:54 AM

As mandated by Kentucky law, the Kentucky Board of Education develops and adopts the regulations that govern Kentucky's 173 public school districts and the actions of the Kentucky Department of Education.

The Kentucky Board of Education's vision is:  Each and every student empowered and equipped to pursue a successful future.

Kentucky Board of Education's mission is 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.

2019 Compliance Plan for Nondiscrimination 

Title IX Compliance Statement 2019 


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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