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Kentucky News, Legislative, and Regulatory Updates

Superintendent Monday Message: Read the weekly e-mail from the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education to stay updated on all of the happenings around Kentucky!

Kentucky Legislative and Regulatory Updates


The KDE website has been updated to include the following regulation updates:

January 26, 2017 Public Hearing Information

A public hearing on the following administrative regulation shall be held on January 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the State Board Room, 5th Floor, 300 Building, Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky.  Individuals interested in being heard at this meeting shall notify this agency in writing five working days prior to the hearing, of their intent to attend.  If no notification of intent to attend the hearing is received by that date, the hearing may be canceled.  This hearing is open to the public.  Any person who wishes to be heard will be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed administrative regulation.  A transcript of the public hearing will not be made unless a written request for a transcript is made.  If you do not wish to be heard at the public hearing, you may submit written comments on the proposed administrative regulations.  Written comments shall be accepted through January 31, 20167  Send written notification of intent to be heard at the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulations to:
CONTACT PERSON: Kevin C. Brown, Associate Commissioner and General Counsel, Kentucky Department of Education, 300 Sower Blvd, 5th Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601, phone 502-564-4474, fax 502-564-9321, e-mail

 703 KAR 5:070. Procedures for the inclusion of special populations in the state-required assessment and accountability programs - Document Incorporated by Reference


KDE: Exceptional Children: Visit these pages to get the information you need about special education in our state.


Federal News, Legislative, and Regulatory Updates


The U.S. Department of Education published, in the Federal Register, the final regulations to improve equity in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and to address widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities.

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