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SB 176 (BR 1100) - M. Wilson, D. Seum

     AN ACT relating to persistently low-achieving schools.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 160 to permit a local board of education to designate a persistently low-achieving school as a charter school and solicit applications for a governing board; permit a persistently low-achieving school to petition for conversion to a charter school; establish definitions and requirements for a charter school; establish charter school application process; create a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations for charter school appeals, implementation, and reporting; create a new section of KRS Chapter 161 to clarify charter school employee benefits; amend KRS 160.346 to add a "charter school option" as a school intervention for persistently low achieving schools.


     SCS - Retain original provisions, except delete reference to student residence in a contiguous school district; clarify the availability of the charter school option to the commissioner of education; make technical corrections.
     SFA (1, M. Wilson) - Make technical corrections.
     SFA (2, M. Wilson) - Retain original provisions except clarify appeals by an applicant shall be made to the commissioner of education rather than the state board of education.

     Feb 15-introduced in Senate
     Feb 19-to Education (S)
     Feb 25-taken from Education (S); 1st reading; returned to Education (S)
     Feb 26-taken from Education (S); 2nd reading; returned to Education (S)
     Feb 28-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
     Mar 4-floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 5, 2013; 3rd reading, passed 22-15 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2) ; received in House
     Mar 6-to Education (H)

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