“On March 24, Gov. Andy Beshear signed into law Senate Bill 128, which creates the Supplemental School Year Program. This emergency legislation allows any K-12 student enrolled during the 2020-2021 school year to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental year to retake or supplement courses the student already has taken. The intent of the SB 128 supplemental year program is for students to re-take or supplement courses as a result of the prolonged remote instruction and barriers created by the COVID-19 pandemic. SB 128 specifically states that the supplemental year is for students to re-take or supplement courses previously taken during the 2020-2021 year, not to simply gain an additional year in the school system to explore new coursework.”
Parents or students who are 18 years or older will have until April 30th to submit a request to participate in the Supplemental School Year Program to our school office. Each school has until June 1 to decide whether to accept all the submitted requests or no requests. All districts will then notify the KDE of their Supplemental School Year Program participation status.
Please see the attached Senate Bill 128, FAQ sheet, and the Request Form (per school).
Time is sensitive so please review soon.