Kentucky is now the 44th state in the country to allow charter schools!
Governor Matt Bevin signed legislation on March 22, 2017 that allows Kentucky to join 43 other states that allow charter schools, providing a much-needed alternative for many families. Read more here.
Charter schools are unique public schools that are free and open to the public. They do not have special entrance requirements and do not charge tuition. Charter schools are not religious and cannot discriminate against students on any basis.
While there are many common factors across all charter schools, there are also many things unique to each state's law. Kentucky's law incorporates best practices from across the country, tailored to fit Kentucky's environment and needs.