The Kentucky Senate passes a bill that would give district superintendents the authority to select school principals.
The bill would transfer that power away from school-based decision-making councils. Under the new plan, the councils would serve an advisory role in selecting principals.
Supporters of the bill say superintendents who shoulder the responsibility for a district’s performance should have the authority to hire principals who lead schools.
Opponents say it would consolidate too much power in the hands of superintendents.
Senate Bill 3 passed with a 23 to 13 vote and now heads to the House.