KY Edu Dept Agrees on Legislative Agenda

Frankfort, KY – Superintendents or school board members in districts with low-achieving schools could face removal under a proposal approved by Kentucky education officials. During a meeting Thursday, the state Board of Education approved adding chronic low student academic performance to a list of causes for removal that also includes misconduct, incompetence or willful neglect of duty. The board approved the concept as part of its overall legislative agenda for the 2010 General Assembly session beginning in January. Other items on the agenda include a proposal to expand the state pre-school program to make some 16,000 more children eligible, and to raise the compulsory school attendance age from 16 to 18.