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 an independent, youth-led, statewide organization that supports students as research, policy, and advocacy partners to ensure Kentucky’s education system is as equitable, just, and as excellent as it can be.