Outline of the state of Kentucky

Policies or Plans to Encourage Community Involvement

Policies or Plans to Encourage Community Involvement

State law requires districts to adopt community involvement plans or policies.

Kentucky Revised Statutes 160.345 Required adoption of school councils for school-based decision making

(3) The policies adopted by the local board to implement school-based decision making shall also address the following:

  • (a) School budget and administration, including: discretionary funds; activity and other school funds; funds for maintenance, supplies, and equipment; and procedures for authorizing reimbursement for training and other expenses;

  • (b) Assessment of individual student progress, including testing and reporting of student progress to students, parents, the school district, the community, and the state;

  • (c) School improvement plans, including the form and function of strategic planning and its relationship to district planning, as well as the school safety plan and requests for funding from the Center for School Safety under KRS 158.446;

  • (d) Professional development plans developed pursuant to KRS 156.095;

  • (e) Parent, citizen, and community participation including the relationship of the council with other groups;

  • (f) Cooperation and collaboration within the district, with other districts, and with other public and private agencies;

  • (g) Requirements for waiver of district policies;

  • (h) Requirements for record keeping by the school council; and

  • (i) A process for appealing a decision made by a school council.

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