FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Public schools would be allowed to teach Bible classes under a bill making its way through the Kentucky legislature.
The Senate Education Committee approved the measure on Thursday, sending it to the full Senate for consideration.
A similar measure overwhelmingly passed in the Senate last year but died in the House.
Under the Kentucky proposal, Bible courses would be offered as electives, meaning students could decide whether to take them.
The legislation is Senate Bill 56.