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Emergency Non-Traditional Instruction Guidance and Resources

Published: 4/22/2020 1:07 PM

This page provides guidance documents and resources districts can utilize during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis requiring districts to implement Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) statewide.​

​KDE Guidance

2020-21 School Year NTI Application Information

The deadline to apply for Non-Traditional Instruction for the 2020-21 school year has been extended to June 15, 2020. Use the NTI Application for New Districts or the NTI Application for Returning Districts for submission.

KET Learn at Home Resources

While schools are closed due to COVID-19 concerns, KET and PBS are here for parents and educators with on-air and online resources to help ensure learning continues at home. There are resources available for ALL GRADE LEVELS. The resources are available on the KET Learn at Home Resources website.

Additional NTI Program Guidance Documents

The following Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program guidance includes information and essential questions concerning the assigning and reporting of grades and instruction that can guide thinking as districts leaders, administrators and teachers address the needs of students.

Considerations for the Assigning and Reporting of Grades

Considerations for Instruction

News from the Field

Educators and parents have provided feedback regarding the emergency NTI program. The questions and responses can be viewed in the NTI Feedback document. 

Sample Plans for Staff Provided from NTI Districts

The links provided are sample documents outlining instructions for all staff during NTI days. These documents were submitted by school districts with established NTI plans in place. They can guide you in establishing your own district's NTI plans and provide you with ideas for online instruction.

Boyd County Sample

Breckenridge County Sample

Carroll County Sample

Harlan County Sample

Lincoln County Sample

Todd County Sample

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