Chamber supported education bill clears committee

Children in a classroom raising their hands.

House Bill 449, sponsored by Rep. Derrick Graham, would require schools that remain classified as persistently low-performing schools for four years, to implement an internal innovation option.  After failure of implementing existing intervention options, the school shall implement an innovation option that improves student learning and performance by expanding learning experiences for students with new or creative alternatives to existing instructional and administrative practices.

The school turnaround training program must be approved by the Kentucky Board of Education and selected by the local school board. Any approved school turnaround training program shall be provided by a nonprofit organization and have documented success of improving performance of low-performing schools.

This Chamber supported bill passed the House Education committee Tuesday and now heads to the floor for action.

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