Pursuant to Senate Bill 1, 2021 Extraordinary Session, all Kentucky public school districts are required to submit their current COVID-19 School Operations Plan and any subsequent drafts to the Kentucky Department of Education for informational purposes. Districts may submit their plans to KDE using this form.


KDE Communications

Published: 9/20/2021 1:44 PM
​​The Kentucky Department of Education Division of Communications creates and distributes news releases, meeting advisories, newsletters, social media messaging and other items of importance that relate to the Kentucky public education system and the state board of education. 

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News Releases & Advisories

2021 News Releases & Advisories
2020 News Releases & Advisories 

​Communications Contact Information


Toni Konz Tatman, Chief Communications Officer

Phone: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4602 

Email: toni.tatman@education.ky.gov

Jennifer Ginn, Assistant Director of Communications

Phone: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4601

Email: jennifer.ginn@education.ky.gov


General Information

Higher education, teacher certification, GED or other education-related information is available here. 

Find data on schools and districts through Open House. Find access to the School Report Card through the School Report Card suite

Find contact information for public schools, non-public schools, and KDE staff responsible for programs and initiatives through Online Directory.
See a copy of our KDE Organizational Chart 
KDE often uses many acronyms and education related terms in the official documents. Here is a list to the most often-used education abbreviations, acronyms and vocabulary along with their meanings.  

To know about the many organizations who support Kentucky's education system visit the Kentucky's Education Organizations and Resources page.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The new federal education law provides Kentucky more flexibility and allows the state to design a more effective accountability system that encourages improved learning opportunities, achievement and readiness for all students.

Toni Konz Tatman
Chief Communications Officer
Office of the Commissioner
Division of Communications
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2000 ext. 4602
Fax (502) 564-3049 
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