Following passage by the Kentucky Senate, Senate Bill 1 (SB1) was most recently referred to the House Standing Committee on Education on March 11, 2022. This pushes the bill another step closer to being signed into law. SB1 will provide greater flexibility to local school districts and superintendents to help guarantee student, principal and faculty success. 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.
See the “How We Can Help” page to access SB1 social media posts to help us get the bill over the finish line.