Charter Schools

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The Kentucky School Boards Association wants to make sure a provision in Gov. Matt Bevin’s recent executive order doesn't permit charter school applicants to sidestep local school boards.

Josh James / WUKY

Lawmakers are working against the clock to find consensus on a number of bills from charter schools to Real ID Wednesday, their final chance to pass legislation before the governor weighs vetoes.

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A charter school bill backed by Gov. Matt Bevin cleared one half of the legislature Friday, but not without sparking an animated floor debate in the House.

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A charter school bill is back on track in the Kentucky General Assembly, according to its sponsor. Earlier indications this week suggested the measure had hit roadblocks.

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.

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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.