Kentucky Department of Education
The Kentucky Department of Education is a service agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The department provides resources and guidance to Kentucky's public schools and districts as they implement the state's P-12 education requirements. The department also serves as the state liaison for federal education requirements and funding opportunities.
The department is an agency of the state Education Cabinet. It is led by an appointed Commissioner of Education, who is hired by and answers to the 11-member Kentucky Board of Education. Offices are administered by associate commissioners, and divisions within those offices are administered by division directors.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s mission is to partner with districts, schools, and education shareholders to provide service, support and leadership to ensure success for each and every student. The department's core values are equity, achievement and integrity.
The Kentucky Board of Education also serves as the board for the Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf, and Department of Education staff serve as resources for those schools.See more