Kentucky’s 2019 legislative session was a busy one for education-related measures.
Several bills grabbed headlines after teachers swarmed the Capitol to protest the measures, and two of those bills failed to move forward following that dissent. The General Assembly also passed what many lawmakers referred to as their “number one priority” — a comprehensive school safety bill. Other new laws kept a lower profile as they moved through to passage.
Here’s a rundown of the education bills that became law in 2019:
This law aspires to boost the number of counselors and police officers in Kentucky schools — if lawmakers follow through with funding next year. The bill’s sponsor State Senator Max Wise estimated it could cost $35 million or