Charter School Choice
Do state statutes allow for charter schools?
Are for-profit charters allowed?
No mention: "A public charter school...shall be exempt from all statutes and administrative regulations applicable to the state board, a local school district, or a school, except the public charter school shall adhere to the same health, safety, civil rights, and disability rights requirements as are applied to all public schools and to all requirements otherwise identified in KRS 160.1590 to 160.1599 and 161.141."
Is there a cap on the number of charter schools?
Beginning in academic year 2017-2018, any authorizer may authorize an unlimited number of public charter schools within the boundary of the local school district
Are charters required to provide transportation for any students?
Can charter schools employ uncertified teachers?
Kentucky charter schools are required to hire only qualified teachers for student instructions. State statutes define qualified teachers as a person that has been certified by the Education Professional Standards Board.
Virtual School Choice
Do state statutes allow for full-time virtual schools?
Kentucky does not allow for virtual charter schools, we did not find whether or not virtual public schools are allowed. "A public charter school shall not be a virtual public charter school." "Virtual public charter school" means a public charter school that offers educational services primarily or completely through an online program.
Are virtual schools required to track attendance?
Do virtual schools have to comply with state teacher certification requirements?
Private School Choice
Do state statutes allow for voucher programs?
No voucher programs found. The state constitution adopted the Blaine Amendment: “No portion of any fund or tax now existing, or that may hereafter be raised or levied for educational purposes, shall be appropriated to, or used by, or in aid of, any church, sectarian or denominational school.” Kentucky Const. § 189.
Kentucky Const. § 189.
EdChoice School Choice in America
Do state statutes allow for educational expense tax credits or deductions?
No educational expense tax credits or deductions found.
Can students use vouchers to attend religious schools?
Is there a cap on the number of students or private schools participating in voucher programs?
Are voucher students in private schools required to take any standardized tests?
Can private schools be removed from voucher programs based on performance?
Are private schools in voucher programs required to provide transportation?
Interdistrict School Choice
Do state statutes allow for interdistrict choice?
Pupils listed under a written agreement may attend school in a nonresident district.