Senate Bill 250, one of several closely-watched, education-related measures being considered during the final days of the legislative session, passed the House 54-42 late Tuesday afternoon.
The bill would give more power to Superintendents. If Governor Matt Bevin signs it into law, superintendents will have the authority to choose school principals if they don’t approve the choice made by site-based decision making councils.
The Jefferson County Teachers Association had protested the measure, choosing instead to support the site-based decision making councils approach in the event that an unfavorable leader takes power.
The bill’s sponsor, Senator Julie Raque Adams, said Jefferson County Public Schools needs the law, and the added power for Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio, to avoid the state takeover that has loomed over the district for a year.