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SB 9 - Authorizes Student Enrollment in Neighborhood Schools - Key Vote

Kentucky Key Votes

Jerry Rhoads voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Student Enrollment in Neighborhood Schools

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes student enrollment in neighborhood schools.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes parents to enroll their children in the nearest public school to their home except in the following circumstance (Sec. 1):
    • If the number of children in an attendance area is more than the capacity of the school then the children living closest to a school will be given first priority in assignment.
  • Prohibits any child currently attending a public school from being displaced in order to enroll another child (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes parents to enroll their children in a public school other than the nearest public school in the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
    • The child meets any academic or skill prerequisites for enrolling at the school;
    • The school has attendance capacity; and
    • The parents receive permission from the school district.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Student Enrollment in Neighborhood Schools

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