School PD Requirements in Kentucky

What professional development requirements does a school in Kentucky need to meet?

According to KRS 158.070, schools are required to provide 4 days of professional learning every year. A local board may approve a school’s flexible professional development plan that permits teachers or other certified personnel to participate in professional development activities outside the days scheduled in the school calendar or the regularly scheduled hours in the school work day.

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The school must provide training, guidance, and assistance to administrators, teachers, and staff on:

  • Recognizing symptoms of trauma in students;
  • Utilizing interventions and strategies to support the learning needs of those students; and
  • Implementing a plan for a trauma-informed approach 
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A minimum of one hour of high-quality suicide prevention training, including the recognition of signs and symptoms of possible mental illness, is required for all school district employees with job duties requiring direct contact with students in grades 6 through 12.

All school administrators, certified personnel, office staff, instructional assistants, and coaches and extracurricular sponsors shall complete child abuse prevention training within 90 days of being hired and then every 2 years after. More information can be found here.

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How do I contact the KY Department of Education?

Contact the Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3141

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Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your school and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and school PD requirements in Kentucky listed on this page are current as of December 6th, 2023 to meet the best information available. State professional development  requirements and may change and it is your responsibility as a school administrator to know your state staff development requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or local authority.

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