FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A bill has been filed that would get rid of a mandatory 12-hour yearly charter school training for members of local boards of education.
Senators Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, and Johnny Ray Turner, D-Prestonsburg, are sponsors of the legislation. They say the requirement wastes time and takes focus off of providing Kentucky public school students with a quality education.
The lawmakers say under the current 12-hour requirement, Kentucky school board members completed 10,344 hours of charter school authorizer training last year, even though there are currently no charter school applications under review.
The bill will be considered by the Senate Committee on Education.