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Charter schools bill clears Kentucky Senate committee

Karyn Czar

A bill to jump-start the introduction of charter schools in Kentucky has cleared a Senate panel. It leaves the bill one vote away from clearing the legislature.

The measure calls for initial charter school openings — one each in Louisville and northern Kentucky. It would set up a permanent funding stream for charters. The proposal remained intact with no changes in clearing the Senate Education Committee on Monday. It heads to the Senate. Another high-profile bill advancing Monday would tighten rules for public assistance programs in Kentucky. The Senate Health and Welfare Committee sent the measure to the full Senate.