House bill halts proposed spot redistrict plan for JCS

Published 2:56 pm Monday, February 27, 2017

The consideration of approval for the proposed spot redistricting plan for Jessamine County Schools has been removed from the agenda for the Feb. 27 meeting, according to a statement released by Jessamine County Schools administration on Monday afternoon.
The agenda item has been postponed due to additional information received on Feb. 27 regarding a house bill that is currently under consideration by Kentucky legislative. The proposed HB 151 will permit a student to enroll in the school nearest to their home, except in cases in which there are academic or skill prerequisites for attendance in that school.
If approved HB 151 would prompt a major redistricting for the 2019-2020 school year, according to the statement.
The Jessamine County Board of Education has decided to delay their vote on the proposed spot redistricting plan until additional information about HB 151 is obtained.
“We don’t know at this point when it will come back up again,” said Patrice Jones Director of School Community and Public Relations, about the agenda item. “We’re just waiting to see what happens with the legislation at the state level.”

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