Updates, op-eds, & press releases from the Kentucky Student Voice Team
April 1, 2021
Student Organizations File Amicus Brief in Critical Supreme Court Student Free Speech Case
Student Voice, Kentucky Student Voice Team, Houston Independent School District Student Congress and March For Our Lives file amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court in landmark student free speech case Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.
Student Voice, Kentucky Student Voice Team, Houston Independent School District Student Congress (HISD StuCon) and March For Our Lives, four grassroots student-led organizations working to elevate student voice at the national, state and local levels, have filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. to defend student free speech outside of school and on social media.
March 30, 2021
Statement on the General Assembly Passing HB 178
The Kentucky Student Voice Team is pleased to see the preservation of the non-voting student and teacher seats on the Kentucky Board of Education with the final passage of House Bill 178. We extend our gratitude to the bipartisan group of legislators who were able to protect these positions.
March 30, 2021
Statement on the General Assembly Overriding the Veto of HB 563
The Kentucky Student Voice Team is disappointed that the General Assembly overrode Governor Beshear’s veto of House Bill 563 this afternoon.
March 17, 2021
Save Our Seats: Statement on HB 178
The Kentucky Student Voice Team is heartened to see the Senate pass a modified HB 178 to keep the student and teacher nonvoting positions on the Kentucky Board of Education. A bipartisan group of legislators were able to agree to a compromise bill in conference committee that protects the seats but changes them to be appointed by the Board.
March 15, 2021
Statement on Monday's HB 178 Vote
The Kentucky Student Voice Team is devastated to learn that the state Senate failed to pass Senate Floor Amendment 1 on HB 178, which would preserve the non-voting student and teacher members of the Kentucky Board of Education.