Kentucky Senate vote

The Kentucky Senate has passed legislation aimed at creating more flexibility in teacher professional development.  It also seeks to establish consistent rigor for in-home instruction when school is not in session due to winter weather.

Kentucky Senate Passes 'Transgender Bathroom Bill'

Feb 27, 2015

The Kentucky Senate has acted to require public school students to use the bathroom of their biological sex.  Much of the committee discussion centered on a Louisville high school's decision to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender identity.  The bill is sponsored by Senator C.B. Embry of Morgantown.  "This bill is about student privacy; it also deals with choices, common sense," said Embry.

Paducah Senator Danny Carrol argued that the concerns of students who not feel comfortable sharing restrooms with transgender students, need to be considered.