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.

The House adjourned for the veto period without taking up the conference report for HB 178, and now we must wait for the House to return in eleven days to consider final passage of the bill. We are confident they will do so.

The Kentucky Student Voice Team is a statewide organization of young people who are co-creating more just, democratic Kentucky schools & communities as research, policy & advocacy partners.