Per the Presidential
Proclamation issued on June 22, 2020, the Kentucky Department of Education
has suspended adding new educators to their J-1 Visiting Teacher Program until
January 1, 2021. Any conversations or offers that districts have with potential
new visiting teachers will be postponed for the duration of the proclamation
and can be reassessed afterwards. Educators who are currently active in the
program will be able to continue without interruption, but are encouraged to refrain
from travelling to their home countries during the summer.
The Kentucky Department of Education has the capacity to develop international partnerships with education authorities of different countries around the world to provide World Languages services to students and school districts in Kentucky.
Using as a reference the Kentucky Department of Education Visiting International Teacher Program Expectations and Agreements document, these partnerships are developed by creating a Memorandum of Understanding, a document that expresses mutual accord on an issue between two or more parties, and signed by the education authorities of all the parties involved. To be legally operative, a memorandum of understanding must identify the contracting parties, spell out the subject matter of the agreement and its objectives, summarize the essential terms of the agreement, and must be signed by the contracting parties.
Currently, the Kentucky Department of Education has a Memorandum of Understanding signed with education authorities in Spain and an official partnership with education authorities of the People's Republic of China.
KDE Visiting International Teacher Program
If your school needs a World Languages teacher next year, or if you are looking to internationalize your faculty, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) can assist you: The Kentucky Department of Education has developed international partnerships with education authorities of different countries around the world to provide World Languages services to students and school districts in Kentucky. Other programs are available, although not officiated through KDE.