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Neighborhood schools bill passes House

Updated: Feb. 23, 2017 at 5:10 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) – A bill that would restore neighborhood schools in Kentucky passed the House.

House Bill 151 passed with a vote of 59-37 on Thursday afternoon.

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State Representatives (R) Kevin Bratcher and (R) Addia Wuchner filed the bill which proposes each school have its own attendance zone beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.

The bill states students living within the shortest travel distance to a school would be "given first priority in cases where the capacity of the school may be exceeded."

The bill would not prevent students from attending magnet or charter schools.

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