Legislative News
Thursday, February 02, 2023 02:51 PM

Legislative News 2023 | Volume 1

Included in this Volume:

-Senate Bills

-House Bills

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Thursday, May 05, 2022 03:51 PM

2022 Summary Legal Changes Impacting Kentucky Schools

This summary is organized into three categories:

Council Action Required
These laws will require the council to take action, revise policy, or will have a direct impact on the curriculum/instruction/assessment experiences in the classroom.

Need to Know
These legal changes include information that’s important to know for being leaders in the community and could impact council discussions and decisions.

Good to Know
These laws do not require any council action but contain information that’s good to know as someone who cares about education and has a leadership role.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2022 11:50 AM

SB 1 Urgent Call to Action

Senate Bill 1, a bill to drastically amend the SBDM law, was passed by the Senate on Saturday, January 8, 2022. This bill makes the school council simply an advisory group.

SB 1 takes principal selection away from the council and gives the Superintendent the full authority to choose the principal with only consultation by the council. The council members must sign a nondisclosure agreement to keep all principal selection discussions confidential or face lifetime sanctions.  

The bill gives Superintendents the final say in selecting the curriculum, textbooks, instructional materials, and student support services for all schools in the district. Once again, the school council only serves in an advisory capacity.  

In addition, SBDM policy would have to be consistent with school board policy. This greatly diminishes parent, teacher, administrator, and student engagement in school decision-making and puts restraints on the kind of innovation that helps schools meet their students’ needs.

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 01:19 PM

Legislative News 2022 | Volume 1

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