State Board of Education

Kentucky State Board of Education

Who's on your board of education?

The board of education consists of 11 voting and four nonvoting members, including one student and one teacher. The members are appointed by the governor, confirmed by the state senate, and serve four year terms.

When's the next election/appointment?

Terms for two ex-officio members will expire in 2023. Seven seats, for districts one through seven, will be up in 2024.

When's the next curriculum update?

Pursuant to Senate Bill 175, passed in 2019, the Kentucky Department of Education implemented an Academic Standards Review Process. Every year, the department will review one or two content areas, and each subject will be reviewed once every six years. Read more about the Academic Standards Review Timeline on this document.


The Kentucky

Department of Education

Kentucky State Department of Education

“The 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 K-12 education requirements.”

How did your district perform during the 2021-2022 school year? Find your school report card here.

The Kentucky


Use this tool to find your state representative or senator.

Just like Congress, the Kentucky General Assembly is split into a House and a Senate. You can find your House Education Committee members here, and your Senate Education Committee members here. These committees conduct hearings, review, and amend bills proposed by a member of their legislative chamber. They also review bills after they have been passed by the other chamber of legislature. Remember, both chambers must pass a bill before it goes to the governor’s desk for a signature or a veto.

Recent Education Laws

School Boards

Fayette County Public Schools is holding a school board election in 2023. Ballotpedia tracks school board races in the largest 400 cities across the country. You can read more about Kentucky’s 2023 school board races on this Ballotpedia page

You can find out more about your school district’s school board, and when their next election will occur, on the school district’s website or on your county website. 

Local and State Nonprofit Organizations in Kentucky