The Kentucky Senate voted in favor of Senate Bill 1 (SB1) on January 8, 2022. The measure will provide greater flexibility to local school districts and superintendents to ensure student, principal and staff success. The bill is waiting further consideration by the Kentucky House of Representatives. If signed into law, SB1 would:
- Allow superintendents and education leaders to collaborate with principals, school councils, and other stakeholders to ensure a coherent and aligned curriculum district-wide.
- Ensure successful, innovative learning programs are properly funded, sustainable and scalable.
- Provide superintendents the authority, in consultation with the school council, to hire principals, and determine how to deploy the BOE allocations to the school.
- Give a significant voice to teachers and parents through school councils, along with greater community buy-in.