From The Louisville Courier-Journal: Lawmakers: Education bills that brought teachers to Frankfort, closed schools are dead


FRANKFORT — Legislation that drove hundreds of teachers to shutdown Kentucky's two largest school districts — and motivated Jefferson County teachers to continue calling out sick — will not reach the governor's desk this session.

House Bills 525 and 205, which, respectively, would have restructured the teacher pension board and created a scholarship tax credit program are dead, lawmakers told the Courier Journal on Wednesday.

House Bill 525 would have reduced the Kentucky Education Association's influence over the makeup of the board that oversees the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System.

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