As reported previously, what could be the first piece of charter school legislation in the commonwealth of Kentucky has officially been filed in the House. A link to HB 176, sponsored by Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville, can be found here.
According to Hallie Bray, a parent and education advocate supporting the measure:
As the mother of two, I believe allowing public charter schools in Kentucky will create options for parents and opportunity for our children. Parents and students in Kentucky public schools should have the same educational opportunities that are available to parents and students in other states.
Kentucky would be the 43rd state in the nation to allow for the school choice provided by charter schools.