The bill that would provide funding for charter schools in Kentucky passed through the Senate Education Committee on Monday, now only needing to be passed by the full Senate to be sent to the Governor’s desk.
The bill, which passed through the House last week, is expected to pass in the Senate and be vetoed by Gov. Beshear, but with majorities in both chambers, Republicans in Frankfort will likely override the veto.
The new measure would set up a long-term funding method for charter schools. Public charters, like traditional public schools, would receive a mix of local and state tax support.
The charter school bill has been opposed by several notable organizations like the Kentucky Education Association and the Kentucky High School Athletics Association.