Bills consolidating school districts, counties proposed in House

01/29/2018 07:11 PM

FRANKFORT- Two bills aimed at saving money by consolidating counties and school districts have been introduced in the Kentucky House by Representative Toby Herald, R-Beattyville.

The first measure, House Bill 242, would reduce the number of school districts in the state from 173 to 55. The second, House Bill 243, would reduce the number of counties in the state from 120 to 55. Nineteen counties, including Jefferson and Fayette, would not be consolidated.

Reporter Don Weber spoke with Representative Herald about the bills and the potential impact.

House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins doesn’t believe this bill was well thought out, and says it would not be in the best interest of the state to mass consolidate.

Michon Lindstrom

Michon is a producer for Pure Politics. Michon comes to Kentucky from Springfield, Illinois where she served as the statehouse reporter for the NBC affiliate. During her time in the Land of Lincoln she covered the state’s two year budget impasse and the largest school funding overall in Illinois history. Pure Politics airs weeknights at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Michon on Twitter at @MichonLindstrom or reach her by email at michon.lindstrom@charter.com

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