PERSPECTIVES MARCH 2017 | Town Halls on School Accountability

KY Department of Education (KDE) Commissioner Steven Pruitt is hosting town hall meetings across the state to hear community comments on the state’s new school accountability plan. Powerpoint for town hall meetings.

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TOWN HALL MEETINGS | Kentucky Education Listens: Accountability Development
All meetings are 6:30 – 8 p.m. local time.

Wednesday, March 22 | Louisville
Kentucky School For the Blind Auditorium
1867 Frankfort Avenue | Louisville, KY

Monday, April 10 | Paducah
McCracken Co. High School Auditorium
6530 New Highway 60 West | Paducah, KY

Thursday, April 13 | London
Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation – Main Presentation Room
1100 East 4th Street | London, KY

Monday, April 17 | Morehead
Rowan County Senior High School – Performing Arts Center
499 Viking Drive | Morehead, KY

Tuesday, April 18 | Elizabethtown
John Hardin High School
384 W.A. Jenkins Road | Elizabethtown, KY

Thursday, April 20 | Glasgow
Glasgow High School Auditorium
1601 Columbia Avenue | Glasgow, KY

Tuesday, April 25 | Lexington
Bryan Station High School Auditorium
201 Eastin Road | Lexington, KY

Thursday, April 27 | Prestonsburg
Mountain Arts Center
50 Hal Rogers Drive | Prestonsburg, KY

Monday, May 1 |Henderson
Henderson County Schools Professional Development Center
631 North Green Street | Henderson, KY

Your thoughts and ideas are critical to help KDE create school accountability guidelines that will prepare Kentucky students to be successful and productive citizens.

This is the best opportunity for parents and families to influence how their children are educated and provide valuable perspectives on all aspects of education.

Some questions you might ask are:

  • How does the accountability system set high and consistent expectations for all districts, schools, and students?

  • How will the state offer effective supports for district and school leaders and educators to help students improve?

  • Will the system provide parents and the public with school and district ratings that are based on performance of each student group, rather than on school-wide or district-wide averages?

  • Will there be an opportunity for parents to provide feedback on the design of the dashboard to ensure the end product is useful to community shareholders?

  • How does this plan set ambitious but attainable improvement goals for schools and districts, including for groups of students? How do the goals ensure that students in groups that start out farther behind improve at a faster rate to close gaps? How will these goals be displayed on the dashboard? How will they affect school and district ratings?

  • How will parents be involved to inform school improvement strategies?

Your questions and ideas are critical to successful implementation of the new guidelines. Please make your voice heard!

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