February 13, 2020

Your voice is needed — speak up for Kentucky’s SBDM councils and call House Education Committee Members to oppose SB 7.


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Senate Bill 7 diminishes council impact in Kentucky and takes decision-making out of the hands of those closest to the students and gives it to the superintendent and school board. diminishes council impact in Kentucky and takes decision-making out of the hands of those closest to the students and gives it to the superintendent and school board.

Last Thursday, February 6, the Senate voted in favor of SB 7* (with a committee substitute), which greatly reduces the authority of the school council. Now this bill moves over to the House where it has been assigned to the House Education Committee. Your action can stop this bill now.

During the Senate vote last week, Senator Reginald Thomas from Fayette County referenced an old saying when he voted against the SB 7, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Clearly, trying to dismantle the thirty-year-old SBDM law is a good example of the harm caused by too many changes in our education system — fixing things that aren’t broken and not fixing things that are broken.

Now is the time to contact ALL of the members of the House Education Committee and tell them to Vote NO on SB 7 because you support school councils. 
 
KASC is keeping an eye on several other education bills, including SB 110 and HB 350. These two bills have been filed to create a new income tax credit for private school scholarships that will impact the funding to your district. Continue on to our Legislative News page to learn what you can to do to have your voice heard and how you can follow the legislative coverage.

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Working Conditions Survey

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has announced the upcoming launch of the 2020 Impact Kentucky Working Conditions Survey, formerly the TELL Working Conditions Survey. The survey will run from Monday, January 13 - Friday, February 21, 2020. For almost ten years, a working conditions survey has provided all certified Kentucky public school staff members with an opportunity to make their voices heard.

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