Jefferson County Public Schools said Tuesday that it has discovered that a controversial salary study that was released in April has a major mistake that made it seem that the district was paying a lot more in “premium” salaries than it is.
More than 700 people as of 9 a.m. Tuesday had signed an online petition asking Gov. Matt Bevin to apologize for accusing charter school opponents of lying and questioning their motives during his testimony earlier this month before the state House Education Committee.
Now that charter schools in Kentucky are awaiting only the signature of proponent Gov. Matt Bevin, school boards across the state and mayors in Lexington and Louisville could be accepting charter school applications in the 2017-18 school year.
With a stroke of the pen, Governor Bevin can now OK the formation of charter schools since the House passed the plan for a second time after changes by the Senate that only passed after more than 4 hours of debate.
Jill goes to a great school. In fact, her elementary has been rated as distinguished, the highest ranking bestowed upon any Kentucky public school. The school is located in a safe neighborhood and the teacher turnover rate is low. This is the school I want my children to attend.