Blevins, 111918 KYAGO, AGO OAG 18-18

Docket Nº:AGO OAG 18-18
Case Date:November 19, 2018
Court:Kentucky
 
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Donald W. Blevins, Jr., Fayette County Clerk
AGO OAG 18-18
No. OAG 18-018
Kentucky Attorney General Opinion
Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of the Attorney General
November 19, 2018
         Subject: What may a potential candidate for election to a local school board file in lieu of a high school transcript or equivalency test results to satisfy the requirements of KRS 160.180(2)(e)?          Requested by: Donald W. Blevins, Jr., Fayette County Clerk          Written by: Taylor Payne, Assistant Attorney General          Syllabus: KRS 160.180(2)(e) requires a potential candidate for election to a local school board to provide a high school transcript evidencing completion of courses through the twelfth grade.          Statutes construed: KRS 160.180           OPINION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL          Donald W. Blevins, Jr., Fayette County Clerk, has requested an opinion of this office regarding what may be filed by a potential candidate to a local school board in lieu of a high school transcript or equivalency test results to satisfy the requirements of KRS 160.180(2)(e). We advise that KRS 160.180(2)(e) requires a potential candidate for election to a local school board to provide a high school transcript demonstrating completion of courses through the twelfth grade.          A potential candidate for election to a local school board is required to have "completed at least the twelfth grade or . .. been issued a High School Equivalency Diploma[.]" KRS 160.180(2)(c). During the 2018 Regular Session, the legislature amended KRS 160.180, in part, adding a subsection requiring that the candidate file with the nominating petition "a transcript evidencing completion of the twelfth grade or results of a twelfth grade equivalency examination . .. ." S.B. 101, Ch. 105, Gen. Assembly, 2018 Reg. Sess. (Ky. 2018). See also KRS 160.180(2)(e).          As a result of this change to the requirements for filing for election to a local school board, Blevins raises the issue in the context of a situation in which a potential candidate completed the twelfth grade, but no longer has a high school transcript and...

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