On March 29, 2022, House Bill 9 (HB9) was passed by the Kentucky General Assembly. KASS objects to this bill as it has the potential to:
- Allow companies outside of Kentucky to dictate their own educational philosophy on our schools without any accountability or transparency.
- Let those same companies get rich off students and our tax dollars – owning buildings, technology and additional assets paid for by Kentucky taxpayers.
- Unravel Kentucky’s unique athletic landscape, creating winners and losers and leading to ‘superpowers’ that will completely destroy the much beloved Kentucky Basketball Sweet 16 tournament – not to mention the spirit of competition in every sport.
KASS will continue to oppose any legislative efforts to further these ends.