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Special Committee
Efficient & Effective School District Governance Task Force


For Kentucky school districts with student enrollment greater than 75,000, the task force shall review current district governance and administration models of Kentucky's school districts with student enrollment greater than 75,000 and compare the governance and operational structures to school districts in other states with similar size and demographic composition; review the functionality, duties, structure, independence, effectiveness, and efficiency of local boards of education and the impact of board decisions on student outcomes; review publications, reports, and analyses of school governance relating to district size, the efficiency of districts, and the effects of size on student outcomes, including but not limited to a report from the Office of Education Accountability on school district governance that was approved in the office's 2024 research agenda, and previous Kentucky Department of Education management reports; hear testimony from entities with experience in research on and expertise in education organizational structures, policies, and governance; hear testimony from parents of former, current, and prospective students attending schools in districts with enrollment greater than 75,000, and from parents that have chosen not to enroll their students in school districts with enrollment greater than 75,000, on the strengths and weaknesses of the districts' academic offerings, educational capabilities, school and district policies, and their decisions to enroll or not enroll their students in schools within such districts; review relevant past performance audits, correction plans, and other analyses of school districts with enrollment greater than 75,000; and review how other states have implemented or addressed the benefits and challenges of the creation of new school districts and the benefits and challenges of those new districts and the expansion of the membership of the school board. Details and directions for submitting a resume and letter of intent for citizen-member positions to be appointed by the Legislative Research Commission may be found by clicking More Info. Applications will be accepted from 12 a.m. EDT on Monday June 17, 2024 until 11.59 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 30, 2024.
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  • Yvette Perry - Committee Staff Administrator
  • Lauren Busch - Legislative Analyst
  • Joshua Collins - Legislative Analyst
  • Emily Wiley - Legislative Analyst
  • Peter Wright - Legislative Analyst