09RS HB322
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HB322

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HB 322 (BR 1218) - M. Cherry, M. Henley, L. Belcher, R. Crimm, K. Hall, M. Harmon, F. Nesler, S. Rudy, T. Thompson

     AN ACT relating to school calendars and declaring an emergency.
     Allow a local board of education in a county identified as a federal disaster area because of Tropical Storm Ike and the severe weather storm of January and February of 2009 to request from the commissioner of education up to ten (10) disaster days missed and require the commissioner to approve the request; allow a local board of education in a county not identified as a federal disaster area to request from the commissioner of education up to ten disaster days missed due to Tropical Storm Ike and the severe weather storm of January and February of 2009 and allow the commissioner to approve the request at his or her discretion; require staff to make up days approved as disaster days; identify activities to be used by staff to make up days; EMERGENCY.

HB 322 - AMENDMENTS


     HCA (1, C. Rollins II) - Clarify that the request made by a local board of education is to waive the makeup of up to ten days missed due to bad weather.

     HFA (1, M. Cherry) - Permit, rather than require, the commissioner of education to approve a request for disaster days.

     HFA (2, C. Rollins II) - Require a school district to use all makeup days included in the district's approved calendar for 2008-2009 before the local board may request approval to waive the makeup of instructional days missed.

     SCA (1, K. Winters) - Permit the commissioner of education to approve a local board of education's request to exceed the five instructional hours that do not have to be made up under administrative regulation when school days were shortened to address an emergency situation; amend KRS 157.360 to permit time missed due to shortening days for emergencies to be made up by lengthening school days in the school calendar without any loss of funds under the program to support education excellence in Kentucky.

     SCA (2, K. Winters) - Require a request for disaster days be made no later than May 1, 2009; require the commissioner to approve or deny a request within ten calendar days of the original request.

     SFA (1, W. Blevins Jr.) - Allow the commissioner of education to approve a plan submitted by a local board of education that extends the instructional day by not less than thirty minutes.

     SFA (2, T. Shaughnessy) - Require a local school district to make up the first 10 days missed due to disasters or emergencies; require the commissioner of education to approve a request from a local school district to waive the makeup of any days missed beyond 10 that the district missed due to disasters or emergencies.

     Feb 6-introduced in House
     Feb 10-to Education (H)
     Feb 13-posted in committee
     Feb 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1) ; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 25, 2009
     Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 92-6 with floor amendments (1) and (2)
     Feb 26-received in Senate
     Mar 2-to Education (S)
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendments (1) and (2) ; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (2) filed
     Mar 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 9, 2009; 3rd reading; committee amendments (1) and (2) adopted ; floor amendment (1) adopted ; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; floor amendment (2) defeated ; passed 33-0 with committee amendments (1) and (2), floor amendment (1)
     Mar 10-received in House
     Mar 11-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate committee amendments (1) and (2), floor amendment (1)
     Mar 12-House concurred in Senate committee amendments (1) and (2), floor amendment (1) ; passed 92-4; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Mar 13-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Mar 24-signed by Governor (Act ch. 88)

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