FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a bill to allow charter schools in Kentucky (all times local):
The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow charter schools in Kentucky for the first time.
Kentucky is one of seven states that does not allow charter schools. House Bill 520 would let local school districts and the mayors of Louisville and Lexington authorize charter schools within their communities. The state Board of Education could overrule those decisions.