The Unintended Consequences of HB520

Contact:  Chris Harmer, stakeholder facilitator c502/468-0487 colonel221@yahoo.com The House Committee Substitute version that is now in the Senate Education Committee takes away from local elected school boards both the resources and control over decisions about the needs and goals of public education.  However, contrary to the bill’s stated purpose it does not, in exchange, mandate ”exceptional” educational outcomes compared to what the local district  is currently experiencing. Overall, education uses a major portion of our state and county budgets. Any bill must clearly lay out how charter schools--a major shift in Kentucky public education--will be…