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Bill Introduced To Undo Beshear's Remake Of School Board

Associated Press

The Kentucky Senate's top leader has introduced a bill aimed at the governor's overhaul of the state school board. Senate President Robert Stivers introduced the bill Tuesday. It would prevent future governors from such a sweeping reorganization of the board's membership.

Stivers says it would ensure political, gender and racial diversity on the board overseeing Kentucky's K-12 education system. On his first day in office in December, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear fulfilled a campaign pledge when he disbanded and then recreated the Kentucky Board of Education. Under the bill, Beshear's appointees would lose their seats but could be reconsidered for reappointment.