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Senate Bill 128

Mayfield Independent School District

Kentucky Senate Bill 128 has been approved by both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Andy Beshear. This bill, also referred to as KY SB 128 and known by some as the “redshirt” or the “do-over” bill, allows K-12 students currently enrolled in public or non-public schools to request to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental year. Students who choose this option can retake and/or supplement coursework already completed. 

Our district wants to take this opportunity to share some of the facts related to this bill so that you can make an informed decision about whether you would choose to have your child request to use the supplemental year. These requests must be submitted to our board office by April 30, 2021. The student and/or parents may rescind this request at any time before May 31st, 2021.

Our school board is required to make a decision by June 1st, 2021 on whether to approve all or none of the requests for SB 128. School districts are not allowed to decide on an individual basis. If our board members decide to accept requests for a supplemental year, we will accept all requests and if we decide not to accept requests for a supplemental year, we will accept no requests. 

Below are a few considered benefits and concerns surrounding the SB 128 decision for your child: 



Students may make up/retake classes from prior year or take supplemental classes.

Students will be returning to school with a new class of students as the vast majority of students in their grade will be promoted.

Students may participate in extracurricular activities as long as they meet KHSAA age and other eligibility requirements.

If the student is 19 before August 1st, 2021, they will be ineligible for KHSAA sports during the 2021-22 school year.

Students may be able to complete career technical certifications they were unable to complete during the 2020-21 school year (examples include welding and nursing).

The number and types of requests would need to be assessed by the district in terms of resources, staffing, and facility/space availability.

In order for our district to address our students’ needs in the areas of staffing, scheduling, and curriculum, we need to know what students are considering this option.

If you considering this option for your student(s), please complete the appropriate google form below and click submit at the bottom of the form to send us your answers.  All forms must be received no later than 12:00pm CST on Friday, April 30th, 2021. If you have any questions, please call 270-247 3868.