Request for Supplemental School Year Program

On March 24, Gov. Andy Beshear signed into law Senate Bill 128, which creates the Supplemental School Year Program. This emergency legislation allows any K-12 student enrolled during the 2020-2021 school year to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental year to retake or supplement courses the student already has taken. Families have until May 1 to submit their request.

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. Students may not retake or supplement courses from any school year prior to the 2020-2021 school year.

The Kentucky Department of Education has released additional details around the Supplemental School Year Program and the Kentucky High School Athletic Association guidance is available here.