Charter Schools


Legislation paving the way for charter school pilot programs in Fayette and Jefferson counties moved out of a Senate committee Thursday, but not without sustained questioning from opponents. 

Kentucky Senate Passes Charter School Bill

Feb 6, 2015

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill aimed at allowing charter schools to open on a limited basis in the state's two most populous counties.  The proposed pilot program would allow up to five charter schools in both Jefferson and Fayette counties over a five-year period. The bill passed 23-12 Friday.

41 of Kentucky’s chronically low-achieving schools could form charter schools under a bill adopted by the state Senate Tuesday.