FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A House bill to allow districts of
innovation for public schools has been amended to include a charter
schools pilot program.
The bill passed the Senate Education Committee 6-2 Tuesday with
The original bill by House Education Committee Chairman Rep.
Carl Rollins, a Democrat from Midway, would allow the Kentucky
Department of Education to authorize the creation of districts of
innovation, which are charter-school like reforms for regular
Republican Rep. Brad Montell of Shelbyville offered a substitute
that would keep all of the Rollins bill intact but also create a
pilot program for up to 20 actual charter schools, half of them in
economically depressed areas.
The schools would be authorized by local school districts or a
charter school commission.
The legislation is HB 37.
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