Kentucky Department of Education

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Kentucky Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Terry Holliday
FY 2014 Budget:$4.61 billion[1]
Website:Department Home Page
The Kentucky Department of Education oversees public K-12 education in Kentucky. The Kentucky state constitution requires that the state legislature provide for "an efficient system of common schools throughout the State."[2] The department managed 1,474 schools and 631,334 students during the 2012-13 school year.[3]



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See also
Kentucky Commissioner of Education
List of school districts in Kentucky
Public education in Kentucky
School board elections portal
The mission statement of the Kentucky Department of Education reads:[4]
The Kentucky Department of Education’s mission is to prepare all Kentucky students for next-generation learning, work and citizenship by engaging schools, districts, families and communities through excellent leadership, service and support.[5]


The current Commissioner of Education is Terry Holliday. The following list details his cabinet officials:[4]

  • Chief of Staff: Tommy Floyd
  • Policy Advisor: Mary Ann Miller
  • Chief Performance Officer: Karen Dodd

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has 7 divisions managed by the officials listed below:

  • Office of Administration & Support: Hiren Desai
  • Office of Assessment & Accountability: Ken Draut
  • Office of Career & Technical Education: Dale Winkler and Laura Arnold
  • Office of Guiding Support Services/General Counsel: Kevin Brown
  • Office of Knowledge, Information & Data Services: David Couch
  • Office of Next Generation Schools & Districts: Kelly Foster
  • Office of Next Generation Learner: Felicia Smith

State Board of Education

The Kentucky State Board of Education is responsible for developing and adopting regulations for the state's school districts.[6] The board consists of 12 members, 11 of which are voting members appointed by the governor. Seven members represent the Supreme Court districts and four are at-large members. The 12th member is a non-voting member that serves as the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education. Members serve four-year terms. According to officials, every year the Board elects the chair and vice chair.[7]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Kentucky Department of Education:[4]

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