Technology Purchasing and Standards

KETS Product and Technical Standards

Published: 2/8/2024 11:36 AM

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Kentucky Education Technology Systems (KETS) technology standards enable commonality and consistency among Kentucky's public school districts.  These standards complement KETS initiatives and help ensure system supportability across all districts.

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Office of Education Technology works collaboratively with Kentucky's public school district representatives on the Architectural Standards Committee to help develop and maintain these technology standards that benefit and compliment the KETS Network and initiatives.

The Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) has technology standards in place to support the overall state technology vision.  These standards are separate from KETS technology standards but are available as guides for districts developing applicable solutions.​​​​​​​

KETS Standards



Technology Purchasing and Standards
Category NameStandardDescriptionApproved ProductsStandard TypeLink DetailsEffective DateReviewedEnd Date
Student & Faculty/Staff Instructional Devices (workstations)001 - KETS Instructional Devices

Microsoft ​

;#KETS Technical Standard;#KETS Product Standard;#10/1/20216/9/20219/30/2024
Server/Storage003 - KETS Server/Storage





;#KETS Technical Standard;#KETS Product Standard;#8/1/20208/1/20207/31/2024
School and District Networking004 - Network Wiring

;#KETS Technical Standard;#   
School and District Networking005 - Network Components

Avaya (Extreme Networks)


Extreme Networks


;#KETS Technical Standard;#3/1/20138/12/20222/28/2019
School and District Phone System006 - KETS Voice Hardware
KETS Telecommunication Connectivity Standard​

;#KETS Technical Standard;#KETS Product Standard;# 6/8/20206/8/2020 
Software, Apps and Instructional Digital Content007 - Student Information Software or Service
Student Information System for education entities to manage student data

Official Website: Kentucky Student Information System (KSIS)

Refer to the KETS Technical Environment Overview Public​ Section 010

Infinite Campus

;#KETS Product Standard;#12/1/20066/20/201811/30/2022
Software, Apps and Instructional Digital Content008 -Financial Information Software or Services
System which provides financial, payroll and HR, and tax and utility management services

Munis Support and Guides:

Refer to the  KETS Technical Environment Overview Public​ ​section 007 ​


;#KETS Product Standard;#7/1/20057/17/20206/30/2019
The Internet009 -KY K-12 District Internet Hub Fiber Connection to the Internet (KDE Provided)
Refer to the KETS Technical Environment Overview Public​​​ Section 008

;#KETS Technical Standard;#State Product Standard;#2/21/20137/17/20202/20/2019
The Internet010 - School to Ky K-12 District Internet Hub Fiber Connection

Refer to the KETS Technical Environment Overview Public​ Section 010​

;#KETS Technical Standard;#    
Identity and Directory 011 -KETS Identity and Directory

KETS standard enterprise user directory and identity system, which is organizationally owned and fully supported by KDE/KETS.  All K-12 students and staff must have identities in this system.  This statewide system delivers authentication and supports other interoperable statewide and local services.  

Refer to the KETS Technical Environment Overview Public​​ Section 001

Microsoft Active Directory

Electronic Mail012 - E-mail

KETS standard electronic mail systems must be an organizationally owned, enterprise level, and fully inspectable K12 email solution approved by KDE. Email accounts must use the state standard domain extension and naming convention. No personal email solutions are permitted.

Microsoft Office 365 for Education
Google G Suite for Education

;#KETS Technical Standard;#KETS Product Standard;# 8/6/20104/29/2019 
Cyber Security013 - Anti-Virus & Malware Protection
Centralized managed Endpoint protection of network connected devices with AV and Malware prevention.

Intel/McAfee ePO/Microsoft Defender Anti-Virus

;#KETS Product Standard;#State Product Standard;#

Cyber Security014 -Software Updates Services



Cyber Security015 - Firewall
Refer to the KETS Technical Environment Overview Public​ ​Section 009

Cyber Security016 - Internet Safety/Security Management Solutions
A KDE provided, District managed appliance and software that allows districts to set internet usage and access permissions or restrictions based on local policies and practices.

Refer to the KETS Technical Environment Overview Public​ Section 002

Lightspeed (Software)

Rocket (Appliance)

;#KETS Product Standard;#6/1/20157/17/20206/30/2020
Cyber Security017 - Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Refer to the KETS Technical Environment Overview Public​​​​ S​ection 009

Cyber Security018 - Distributed Denial of Service Protection (dDoS)

Refer to the KETS Technical Environment Overview Public​ Section 009

Cyber Security019 - Private Internet Protocol (IP) Services

Refer to the KETS Technical Environment Overview Public​ Section 009

Cyber Security020 - Managed Uninterrupted Power Supply Services       
Cyber Security021 - Domain Name Services (DNS)      
LinksKETS Network Services Standard

​KETS Network Services Standard

 ;#KETS Technical Standard;# 1/19/20211/19/20217/19/2021
 KETS Network Services Standard ;#KETS Technical Standard;#    
KETS Network Services StandardKETS Network Services Standard  ;#KETS Technical Standard;# 5/10/20215/10/202111/10/2021
Students sit around a table with computers discussing technology
Melissa Moore
Office of Education Technology
Division of School Technology Planning and Project Management
300 Sower Blvd. 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2020 ext.2438
Fax (502) 564-1519

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