Kentucky Board of Education

Kentucky School Board To Meet Wednesday

by Rick Howlett on October 3, 2010

The Kentucky Board of Education will hold its regular meeting this week in Frankfort.

State education department spokesperson Lisa Gross says topping the agenda will be discussion of changes to Kentucky’s assessment and accountability system for public schools.

“This is the very beginning stage of the board listening to the proposals that we’re going to put forth, what the new assessment and accountability should look like, based on the requirement of 2009’s Senate Bill 1. So this is just the very first time that they’re really going to hear the big picture as it comes to this new assessment and accountability,” she said.

Also expected is discussion of the board’s legislative agenda for the 2011 Kentucky General Assembly and and update of the board’s strategic plan.

The meeting will be held Wednesday at 9am in Frankfort.

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