Charter Schools

Committee Chairman Introduces Charter Schools Legislation

Feb 17, 2017
Legislative Research Commission

A key committee chairman has introduced legislation that would allow charter schools to open in Kentucky.  Unlike past versions limited to pilot projects, the bill introduced Friday by House Education Committee Chairman John "Bam" Carney would allow public charter schools statewide. Carney plans to have his bill heard in committee next week.

Hundreds Rally For School Choice In Frankfort

Jan 27, 2017
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Several hundred people have braved snowy conditions to attend a rally outside the Kentucky Capitol advocating for school choice.


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.