House Bill 9 (Privatization Bill) Passed by General Assembly

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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.

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