HB 208 passed with an emergency clause and was signed into law by the governor on March 4. Notwithstanding KRS 161.011, KRS 161.750 and KRS 161.760, or any other statute or administrative regulation to the contrary, written notices required to be provided to classified and certified school district employees regarding salary or nonrenewal of contracts may be delivered via regular mail or via email to the email address on record in the school district. This is applicable to the 2020-21 school year only.
Nonrenewal of limited contracts of certified personnel shall be made no later than May 15 in compliance with the requirements of KRS 161.750.
Nonrenewal of contracts for classified personnel shall be made in compliance with the requirements of KRS 161.011, with written notice being mailed or provided to the employee by the superintendent no later than May 15.
See KRS 161.760 for deadlines regarding notices of salary and reductions. Note that HB 208 does NOT provide for giving notices of administrator demotions under KRS 161.765 by email.
Policy references 03.17/03.2711