KDE’s 12 May 2020 Press Release

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released a new guidance document May 12 about the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund to help districts decide how best to spend the funding designed to help districts respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

(GEER) was authorized by Section 18002 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) to provide emergency aid to states to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Andy Beshear has allotted $30 million to be administered by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and distributed to local education agencies (LEAs) for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality remote learning experiences through increased digital learning infrastructure and expanded remote food services to students.

The document – “COVID-19 Governors Emergency Education Relief Fund Guidance for LEAs” – provides guidance for schools and districts on how to evaluate their needs and considerations for special groups of students such as special education, gifted and talented, preschool and children in need of Extended School Services……Continue Reading