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. This bill is problematic for both Kentucky schools and students, concentrating resources towards the most privileged students and districts. Instead of increasing access and affordability, HB 563 will widen equity gaps and harm already disadvantaged students the most. We reaffirm our support for public education, and commit to continuing the fight for high-quality and equitable education for all students across the Commonwealth.

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.