Time running out for districts to apply to KDE to participate in 2015-16 nontraditional instruction days pilot


With the winter of 2015 still affecting school calendars across the state, the Kentucky Department of Education is reminding local leaders of the opportunity to take part in the pilot program to keep learning going through the worst of weather next year.

The Nontraditional Instruction Program provides school districts the opportunity to reduce learning loss on cancelled school days by implementing nontraditional instructional methods, such as digital and blended learning. After a district’s application is approved by KDE, school districts submit documentation of the nontraditional methods and are eligible for a waiver of up to 10 student attendance days.

The application for the Nontraditional Instruction Program is available on the KDE website until May 1 for newly participating districts. Currently participating districts have until May 15 to complete a revised application.

More information about the program can be found at http://education.ky.gov/school/innov/Pages/Non-Traditional-Instruction.aspx or by contacting Beth Peterson at beth.peterson@education.ky.gov.

You also may contact Peterson to request an invitation to the technical assistance session on nontraditional instruction, which will be conducted as a LYNC meeting on April 13 at 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT.

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