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JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens testifies before state committee in favor of education bills

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens is testifying before the Kentucky state House Education Committee today to throw her support behind two bills, according to the official JCPS Facebook page.

Kentucky Representative Jeffery Donohue has sponsored HB 184, which according to the Legiscan online database, would, "provide an alternative principal selection process for county school districts in a county with a consolidated local government adopted under KRS Chapter 67C; set penalties for a school council member violating confidentiality of the alternative principal selection process; make any discretionary action taken under the alternative method of principal selection subject to provisions of employer-employee bargained contracts between districts and employees."

Click HERE for the text of the bill.

According to the JCPS Facebook page, Hargens believes the bill, "will help superintendents across Kentucky place experienced principals in struggling schools to lead school turnaround."

Additionally, Hargens is testifying in support of HB 92, a bill proffered by Rep. Larry Clark, which would, according to Legiscan, "allow a waiver or modification of the statewide assessment system for schools participating in a district of innovation plan, under specific conditions; allow a district of innovation to use student assessments other than those required by the state board, under specific conditions."

Click HERE for the text of the bill.

Hargens believes that bill "will allow districts of innovation to use more authentic, locally developed tests in place of some state K-Prep tests."

Both bills, according to the Facebook post, "align with Vision 2020, JCPS' new strategic plan."

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