LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens released a statement regarding HB 151 after it died in the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly on March 14.

This bill was supposed to allow parents to opt out of busing and choose the closest public school.

“We share Rep. Bratcher’s and Sen. Seum’s commitment and passion for improving learning opportunities for all our students, and we appreciate their willingness to work with the District and listen to the voices and concerns of parents and the community. We will continue to review our student assignment plan, and in the coming months will create a working committee to seek broad public input and recommend changes to the Board.”

Senator Dan Seum said he was frustrated there was not enough time to pass the neighborhood school plan as the charter school bill became more of the focus in recent days.

Seum said an interim education committee will look into failing schools in Jefferson County after this legislative session ends.