A new bill in Kentucky would allow students to go to school outside of the district they live in, as long the new district allows it.
State Senator Ken Winters is sponsoring the bill because of concerns he’s heard from parents in his district. He says the measure isn’t aimed at getting students out of low-performing schools, but is instead tailored to parents who commute outside their home county.
“So what this bill does it says that a parent or guardian shall have the privilege of enrolling a child in a district other than the district of their residence contingent upon the willingness of the district to accept the out of state pupil under this subsection,” he says.
And as an incentive, the schools districts will split the state monies students receive.