|Sen. Katie Stine reviews Kentucky congressional week|
Kentucky has in place a process for improvement for struggling schools. When the State Department of Education cites a school for being persistently low-achieving, there are several available options the school board including restaffing, allowing an outside management company to lead a turnaround effort, or even closing. Senate Bill 176 will add another option: the local school board can allow a petition to convert the school to a charter school. Please keep in mind that these are extreme measures for extreme situations. Unfortunately, the fact is that we have schools that are graduating only a small percentage of students. This is unacceptable and we must give parents, teachers, and communities every tool possible to make sure our kids are college or career ready.
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