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HB 520 - Authorizes Charter Schools to Operate in Kentucky - Key Vote

Kentucky Key Votes

Richard Heath Co-Sponsored (Introduced) this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Charter Schools to Operate in Kentucky

Legislation - Concurrence Vote (House) (-) -

Title: Authorizes Charter Schools to Operate in Kentucky

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (23-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Charter Schools to Operate in Kentucky

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass with amendment a bill that authorizes publicly funded charter schools to operate in the state of Kentucky.HF539

Highlights:
  • Requires public charter schools to give enrollment preference to students that qualify for free or reduced-price lunches and students that attend low-achieving schools (Sec. 1).

  • Requires charter school authorizer to give preference to charter applications that demonstrate intent to provide comprehensive learning services to at-risk and special-needs students. (Sec. 1)

  • Authorizes a charter school to request exemptions from existing statutes and regulations (Sec. 1).

  • Requires at least half of the members of a charter school board of directors to be parents of students enrolled in a charter school (Sec. 1).

  • Requires parent board members to be elected by parents of charter school students (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes charter school teachers to be members of a charter school board of directors (Sec. 1).

  • Requires federal and state categorical funds to be distributed to eligible students in charter schools in the same manner as non-charter public schools (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Passage (House) (-) -

Title: Authorizes Charter Schools to Operate in Kentucky

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Charter Schools to Operate in Kentucky

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