From Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis' Monday Email on April 23rd, 2018:
To speed the process of developing new graduation requirements, I have decided to streamline the stakeholder engagement process on graduation requirements. Instead of Town Hall meetings, as commissioner Pruitt had started, the department will now collect input online through an expanded survey. This will cut down on staff time and expense and expedite the development process so that schools have ample time to implement the new requirements for the incoming class of freshmen in the fall of 2019.
It is still critical to get input from parents and others. However, we are already on a tight timetable to develop more meaningful and aligned requirements for graduation, and get them in place. Kentucky students, colleges and the business community cannot wait for another year.
I am encouraging educators, parents, students, business leaders, legislators and community members to provide feedback to some basic survey questions around high school graduation requirements. Go online to access information and the survey. Please share the information and survey link with parents, teachers and others in your district! The deadline to complete the survey is May 15th, 2018.