SB 2/FN (BR 1089) - K. Winters, D. Roeding, D. Thayer, J. Westwood
AN ACT relating to strategies to improve academic achievement and making an appropriation therefor.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 158 to define terms and state the General Assembly's findings relating to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; establish the science and mathematics advancement fund which may be used for payment of student fees for AP and IB examinations, the establishment and expansion of selected advanced science and mathematics courses, two-year grants to high schools for start-up programs, two-year renewable grants to middle schools for accelerated learning in science and mathematics, grant to school districts to develop and implement an energy technology engineering career track, professional development grants to teachers; require the Kentucky Department of Education to establish the grant programs and procedures; require the Kentucky Board of Education to establish long-term and annual statewide goals and require the department to develop an evaluation framework; require the department, beginning in 2008, to submit an annual report to LRC by December 1; require at least one employee in each middle and high school to successfully complete an on-line coaches training program; create a new section of KRS Chapter 161 to require the Education Professional Standards Board to develop a training program for certified and classified personnel to become on-line coaches for students enrolled in the Kentucky Virtual High School by July 1, 2009; create new sections of KRS Chapter 164 to require that the Council on Postsecondary Education create a STEM Initiative Task Force and specify the entities to be represented, purposes, terms, and reporting requirements; require the STEM Initiative Task Force to develop a strategic plan to improve STEM performance in government, business, and education; create the Kentucky STEM Initiative fund; amend KRS 156.160 to require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations to require courses of study or educational experience in all middle and high schools to fulfill the prerequisites for AP course in calculus, chemistry, and physics; amend KRS 156.553 and 156.555 to permit use of funds under these sections for teachers participating in Middle School Mathematics and Science Scholars Programs; amend KRS 158.007 to modify the definition of "Advanced Placement" or "AP"; amend KRS 158.622 to delete obsolete date references; amend KRS 158.6453 to require reporting on AP participation on school report cards; require the Kentucky Department of Education to contract with an on-line test preparation company to provide a customized ACT preparation program to all public high school juniors; amend KRS 160.348 to require that high school students with the required prerequisite courses shall be admitted to courses offering college credit; require that local schools grant credit toward graduation for AP courses taken through the Kentucky Virtual High School if the student's school does not offer that AP course; require the Kentucky Department of Education to provide information to students regarding prerequisite content necessary for success in high school courses and advanced programs; require the department, effective with the 2008-2009 school year and thereafter, to pay for the cost of AP examinations for public school students; amend KRS 164.002 to modify the definition of "Advanced placement" or "AP"; amend KRS 164.098 to delete obsolete date references; amend KRS 164.525 to require the Center for Mathematics to advise the Kentucky Department of Education and the state board in the establishment and implementation of the Middle School Mathematics and Science Scholars program; amend KRS 164.7874 to conform; amend KRS 164.7879 to provide a supplemental KEES award to students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch based on AP examination scores; amend KRS 164.7881 to eliminate retroactively the 3 year limit on the extension of eligibility for a KEES award for a student who was unable to enroll or complete an academic term due to military service; amend KRS 164.7885 to require a school to submit AP scores to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, unless the authority receives the scores directly from the testing service; require a school to report a student's eligibility status for free or reduced-price lunch; require qualifying AP scores to be included in the calculation of KEES awards.
SB 2 - AMENDMENTS
SCS/FN - Retain original provisions, except delete references to teacher salary supplements; require the Kentucky Department of Education to develop the on-line coaches training instead of the Education Professional Standards Board; delete amendment to KRS 157.390; delete subsection requiring middle schools to offer specific science and mathematics courses.
SCA (1, G. Neal) - Add language to require that each grant applicant for the Middle School Mathematics and Science Scholars Program provide assurances that the necessary resources will be allocated and utilized to help students in all subpopulations academically succeed in the accelerated learning program and to meet the enrollment goal.
SFA (1, T. Shaughnessy) - Limit the payment of AP and IB examinations from the science and mathematics advancement fund to AP and IB examinations in science and mathematics.
HCS/FN - Retain original provisions, except delete duplicative language found in existing section of KRS Chapter 158; add subsection to require that middle school students have access to rigorous and academically challenging curriculum; specify duties of the school-based decision making council regarding programs for middle school students; provide that if funds are available that the Kentucky Department of Education provide an ACT preparation program to high school juniors but eliminate prescriptive detail; permit the department to contract for necessary services; and provide that the KEES supplements for scores on AP and IB examinations begin with the 2008-2009 academic year.
HFA (1/P, F. Rasche) - Attach provisions of HB 307/GA, except the emergency clause.
CCR - Cannot agree.
FCCR - Retain original provisions, except make technical corrections, delete duplicative language, and insert references to the Gatton Academy for Mathematics and Science in Kentucky in selected sections of KRS Chapter 164 relating to KEES; amend KRS 158.140 to permit the Gatton Academy to award high school diplomas or to award joint high school diplomas with local school districts.
Jan 10-introduced in Senate
Jan 14-to Education (S)
Jan 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1)
Jan 18-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Jan 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Jan 23-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated ; passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1)
Jan 24-received in House
Jan 29-to Education (H)
Feb 14-posted in committee
Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Mar 24-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Apr 2-3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; received in Senate; posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Apr 14-Senate refused to concur in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for receding from House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; House refused to recede from Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Apr 15-Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in House; passed 94-0; Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; passed 35-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 24-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 134)