HB 82 (BR 303) - B. Yonts, D. Butler, J. Crenshaw, T. Edmonds, C. Embry Jr., K. Hall, R. Henderson, T. Pullin
AN ACT relating to classified employee benefits.
Amend KRS 158.070 to permit public school employees other than teachers to participate in statewide professional meetings with substitutes when needed; amend KRS 161.011 to define "progressive discipline" as a process to deal with job-related behavior that does not meet expected and communicated performance standards; establish due process and hearing procedures for classified employees notified that their contracts will not be renewed; require the board policy to provide a process that includes for verbal and written warnings, public and private reprimands, probation with a corrective action plan, and suspensions with pay or without pay of up to seven days prior to termination; establish due process procedures for an employee who has completed four years of continuous active service; establish a process to require the commissioner of education to appoint a hearing officer upon request; establish the right of appeal to the Circuit Court in the county where the school district is located; provide service credit for limited status employees on approved military leave and for reemployment or reinstatement of an employee inducted into the Armed Forces of the United States.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 6-introduced in House
Jan 7-to Education (H)
Feb 6-posted in committee
Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day
Feb 23-3rd reading, passed 88-7
Feb 24-received in Senate
Feb 26-to Education (S)