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HB 394 (BR 1253) - C. Rollins II, L. Belcher, L. Combs, K. Flood, J. Greer, S. Overly, R. Palumbo, A. Simpson, W. Stone, J. Tilley

     AN ACT relating to districts of innovation.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to define "district of innovation" and related terms; authorize the Kentucky Board of Education to approve districts of innovation, not to exceed five districts per year; direct the board to promulgate administrative regulations to prescribe the conditions and procedures to be used by a local board of education to be approved as a district of innovation; specify what the administrative regulations shall address; create a new section of KRS Chapter 160 to describe the requirements for a district to be an applicant as a district of innovation; prescribe the statutory requirements with which schools of innovation within districts of innovation must comply; require 80 percent of eligible employees in a school to vote in favor of becoming a school of innovation before the school is eligible to be a participant; describe the conditions under which a school may be exempt from KRS 160.345 or sections thereof; and identify areas in which districts may request approval of practices that are different than current statutory requirements.

HB 394 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except add that districts of innovation may only be initially approved for five yrs; authorize renewals up to five years for each renewal; authorize persons with bachelors degrees to be employed in nontraditional assignments; make changes to conform.
     HFA (1/AA/P, B. Montell) - Delete provisions of HB 394/HCS 1 and attach provisions of HB 103.
     HFA (2/Title, B. Montell) - Make title amendment.
     HFA (3, D. Floyd) - Retain original provisions, except permit the board to decide which schools will be schools of innovation; permit the board to waive school based decision-making.
     HFA (4, W. Stone) - Require that at least seventy percent (70%) of those eligible employees in a school voting affirm the school's desire to be an applicant as a school of innovation in a school district's plan of innovation and to approve its plan; provide that a persistently low-achieving school may be required by a local school board to participate without a vote of the eligible employees.
     HFA (5, R. Meeks) - Amend KRS 160.160 to increase members of school boards in counties with cities of the first class where school districts have merged from 7 to 9 members; amend KRS 160.210 to increase member of school boards in counties with cities of the first class where school districts have merged from 7 to 9 members; direct the county board of elections to approve a plan to establish 9 divisions from which school board members shall be elected; require provisions to be effective with the general election of 2012.
     HFA (6/Title, R. Meeks) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 8-introduced in House
     Feb 9-to Education (H)
     Feb 11-posted in committee
     Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 17, 2011; floor amendments (1) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed
     Feb 17-floor amendment (4) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-floor amendment (5) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (6-title) filed
     Mar 3-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)


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