Innovation

Districts of Innovation

Published: 1/30/2019 10:02 AM

January 30, 2019 update: On November 13, 2018, the Kentucky Department of Education approved amendements to 701 KAR 5:140, which establishes the requirements and approval process for the Districts of Innovation program. KDE's Division of Innovation is putting together updated program information, which will be available by in the next few weeks.

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.

Links are provided to access information regarding Districts of Innovation, the application, and scoring rubric. Applications must be submitted no later than 90 days prior to implementation.​​


Steven Kissinger
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Innovation and Partner Engagement
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4201
Fax (502) 564-8149
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