Below is the text from an email sent to MCPS parents recently regarding SB 128, which allows students/parents to request a supplemental school year. Some parents may not have received this message if they do not have an email address entered in Infinite Campus. Please take a moment to review this information, which includes links to guidance regarding this issue from the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Below you will find a link to our Supplemental School Year Request form.
UPDATE: The Kentucky Department of Education has released a Frequently Asked Questions document that might help in understanding SB 128.
As many of you are already aware, Governor Andy Beshear signed into law SB 128, which allows students to request a supplemental school year. If granted, these students would use the 2021-2022 school year to retake and/or supplement coursework completed during this year.
Included in the email is a link to a Google form to request a supplemental school year. These requests should be submitted by May 1. Our local board of education will then decide to either accept all requests or no requests by June 1.
The Supplemental School Year Program was established for students to “retake or supplement courses or grades the student has already taken.” That is, courses taken during the supplemental year must be those the student previously was enrolled in or bear a reasonable connection to previous courses to be supplementary in nature.
Which courses satisfy a reasonable connection to previous courses and are supplementary in nature will be determined by the local district.
For graduated seniors, local school districts may establish policies on grades, schedules, classifications, graduation ceremonies and other operational issues in offering the supplemental school year.
Graduated seniors who return and wish to take postsecondary coursework during the 2021-2022 year must pursue dual enrollment, rather than dual credit coursework.
All students approved to utilize the provisions of the supplemental school year who are enrolled in grades 9 through 12 during the 2020-21 school year, will have the limit of four years of athletic eligibility extended to five; other rules regarding athletic eligibility -- including age requirements -- will continue to apply.
If you have additional questions, please call the MCPS Central Office at (270) 692-3721.