School Calendar Requirements
Kentucky school calendar requirements are set in statute and regulation. More information may be found in Section 2 of the Pupil Attendance Manual.
Information on how to amend School Calendars is available in the following document: Amended Calendars Guidance 2018
To submit school calendars, you will need to login to the KDE application server at applications.education.ky.gov/login. Once you login, you can click on the KY School Calendar link. If you do not see the link, please contact the Help Desk to request access.
New School Calendar Rules Beginning with the 2018-19 School Year
to changes in KRS 158.070
, effective June 29, 2017, school districts will need
to follow several new provisions when planning the Original calendar for 2018-19
Beginning with the
2018-19 school year, the superintendent must recommend for approval of the
local board a calendar committee, following the committee makeup that is
listed in new Section (2) (b).
The committee will
propose the Original calendar options for the 2018-19 school year, and all
Original school calendars thereafter. This committee must review, develop,
and recommend school calendar options for the superintendent to present to
the local board, per new Section (2) (a).
Beginning with the
2018-19 school year, a local board may adopt a variable instructional
school year calendar with the first student day starting no earlier than
the Monday closest to August 26, but student days can be no longer than
420 minutes. The school year shall still meet the 1,062 student
instructional hour requirement. (Revised Section 9)
Reminder: Calendar committees are appointed by the local board and are subject to the Open Meeting and Open Records law.
Sample Board Policy - School Calendar
Annual School Calendar Summaries
2018-19 Original Calendar Summary - Available August 1
2017-18 Amended Calendar Summary - Available August 1
2017-18 Original Calendar Summary
2016-17 Original and Amended
2015-16 Original and Amended
2014-15 Original and Amended