EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CABINET

Kentucky Board of Education

Department of Education

(Amendment)

 

      704 KAR 3:303. Required[core] academic standards.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 156.070, 156.160, 158.6451, 158.6453, 160.290

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 156.070, 156.160, 158.6453

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 156.160 requires the Kentucky Board of Education to establish courses of study for the different grades and kinds of common schools, with the courses of study to comply with the expected outcomes for students and schools established in KRS 158.6451. KRS 158.6453 requires the revision of academic content standards. KRS 156.070(1) requires the Kentucky Board of Education to manage and control the common schools and all programs operated in the schools. KRS 160.290 authorizes local boards of education to provide for courses and other services for students consistent with the administrative regulations of the Kentucky Board of Education. This administrative regulation incorporates by reference the Kentucky[core] Academic Standards, which contain[contains] the general courses of study and academic content standards for use in Kentucky's common schools.

 

      Section 1. Before graduating from a Kentucky public high school, a student shall meet the minimum content requirements established in the Kentucky[Core] Academic Standards.

 

      Section 2. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The "Kentucky[Core] Academic Standards", June 2015[September 2013], is incorporated by reference.

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Division of Program Standards, Department of Education, 18th Floor, Capital Plaza Tower, Frankfort, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

 

 This is to certify that the chief state school officer has reviewed and recommended this administrative regulation prior to its adoption by the Kentucky Board of Education, as required by KRS 156.070(5).

 

TERRY HOLLIDAY, PH.D., Commissioner

ROGER L. MARCUM, Chairperson

      APPROVED BY AGENCY: June 11, 2015

      FILED WITH LRC: June 11, 2015 at 3 p.m.

      PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: A public hearing on this proposed administrative regulation shall be held on July 24, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in the State Board Room, 1st Floor, Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, Kentucky. Individuals interested in being heard at this meeting shall notify this agency in writing five working days prior to the hearing, of their intent to attend. If no notification of intent to attend the hearing is received by that date, the hearing may be canceled. This hearing is open to the public. Any person who wishes to be heard will be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed administrative regulation. A transcript of the public hearing will not be made unless a written request for a transcript is made. If you do not wish to be heard at the public hearing, you may submit written comments on the proposed administrative regulation. Written comments shall be accepted until July 31, 2015. Send written notification of intent to be heard at the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation to:

      CONTACT PERSON: Kevin C. Brown, Associate Commissioner and General Counsel, Kentucky Department of Education, First Floor, Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone 502-564-4474, fax 502-564-9321.

 

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS AND TIERING STATEMENT

 

Contact Person: Kevin C. Brown

      (1) Provide a brief summary of:

      (a) What this administrative regulation does: This administrative regulation establishes courses of study (standards) for the common schools in Kentucky through the Kentucky Academic Standards that are incorporated by reference.

      (b) The necessity of this administrative regulation: KRS 156.160 requires the Kentucky Board of Education to prescribe courses of study (standards) and KRS 158.6453 requires the revision of arts education standards. This administrative regulation establishes content standards for Kentucky students in grades K-12.

      (c) How this administrative regulation conforms to the content of the authorizing statute: This administrative regulation establishes content standards for grades K-12 through the Kentucky Academic Standards, incorporated by reference, and specifically amends the standards to included revised arts education standards.

      (d) How this administrative regulation currently assists or will assist in the effective administration of the statutes: This administrative regulation provides schools with specific standards to be met through courses of study as required by KRS 156.070, KRS 156.160 and KRS 158.6453. This administrative regulation does not establish school curricula. School curricula is prescribed by local school districts pursuant to KRS 160.290 and KRS 160.345.

      (2) If this is an amendment to an existing administrative regulation, provide a brief summary of:

      (a) How the amendment will change this existing administrative regulation: This amendment to 704 KAR 3:303 replaces the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Arts and Humanities adopted by the Kentucky Board of Education in 2006 with the new arts education standards adopted by the Kentucky Board of Education on June 3, 2015.

      (b) The necessity of the amendment to this administrative regulation: Because the Kentucky Board of Education has adopted new arts education standards as required by KRS 158.6453, the regulation must be amended to include the new standards.

      (c) How the amendment conforms to the content of the authorizing statute: This administrative regulation establishes content standards for students in grades K-12, and the amendment updates the arts education standards as approved by the Kentucky Board of Education and as required by KRS 158.6453.

      (d) How the amendment will assist in the effective administration of the statutes: This administrative regulation provides schools with specific standards and the amendment updates those standards for arts education as required by KRS 158.6453.

      (3) List the type and number of individuals, businesses, organizations, or state and local governments affected by this administrative regulation: Those impacted entities will be each of Kentucky’s public school districts, including students thereof.

      (4) Provide an analysis of how the entities identified in question (3) will be impacted by either the implementation of this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change, if it is an amendment, including:

      (a) List the actions that each of the regulated entities identified in question (3) will have to take to comply with this administrative regulation or amendment: Districts will assist schools in aligning the educational programs in schools to meet the amended requirements in the Kentucky Academic Standards.

      (b) In complying with this administrative regulation or amendment, how much will it cost each of the entities identified in question (3): The cost of implementing amendments to this administrative regulation will vary by school district. The size of the school district, as well as other factors, will play a role in overall cost to districts. The Kentucky Department of Education will provide guidance, professional learning, and will identify resources to support the implementation of the new arts standards using a regional approach.

      (c) As a result of compliance, what benefits will accrue to the entities identified in question (3): New standards for arts education define knowledge and performance criteria to be college, career, and civic ready, which includes being literate in the arts and an effective member of the workforce. our state and country; define performance expectations for demonstrating competency or proficiency in the arts; define a K-12 progression of knowledge and skills; students will transition from elementary to middle school to high school ready to meet the expectations; students will move beyond knowing facts about the arts to being able to produce, perform, and respond by applying and integrating the knowledge with the skills.

      (5) Provide an estimate of how much it will cost the administrative body to implement this administrative regulation:

      (a) Initially: KDE will invest approximately $350,000 each year for the next two (2) years through partnerships for arts academies and for providing regional professional learning opportunities to support the effective implementation of the arts standards.

      (b) On a continuing basis: After the initial two (2) year expenditure, KDE will continue to support local school districts through access to resources available online, via KET, and through the Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS). CIITS is currently utilized by the agency and no additional cost is anticipated as a result of this amendment.

      (6) What is the source of the funding to be used for the implementation and enforcement of this administrative regulation: General funds for arts teacher academies and standards implementation support have been targeted for this purpose.

      (7) Provide an assessment of whether an increase in fees or funding will be necessary to implement this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change if it is an amendment: KDE has not requested additional funds for implementation of the new arts education standards. KDE will allocate funding as described in 5(a) above.

      (8) State whether or not this administrative regulation establishes any fees or directly or indirectly increases any fees: No fees are established by this administrative regulation.

      (9) TIERING: Is tiering applied? Tiering was not appropriate in this administrative regulation because the administrative regulation applies equally to all schools and districts.

 

FISCAL NOTE ON STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

      (1) What units, parts, or divisions of state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) will be impacted by this administrative regulation? School districts.

      (2) Identify each state or federal statute or federal regulation that requires or authorizes the action taken by the administrative regulation. KRS 156.070, 156.160, 158.6451, 158.6453, 160.290.

      (3) Estimate the effect of this administrative regulation on the expenditures and revenues of a state or local government agency (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first full year the administrative regulation is to be in effect.

      (a) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first year? None.

      (b) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for subsequent years? None.

      (c) How much will it cost to administer this program for the first year? The proposed regulation, as required by SB 1 (2009), will result in audits of low-performing schools and districts. The Kentucky Department of Education will invest approximately $350,00,000 over the next two (2) years for academies and other regional professional learning support designed to build capacity across districts to effectively implement the new arts education standards.

      (d) How much will it cost to administer this program for subsequent years? After the initial two (2) year expenditure, KDE will continue to support local school districts through access to resources available online, via KET, and through the Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS). CIITS is currently utilized by the agency and no additional cost is anticipated as a result of this amendment.

      Note: If specific dollar estimates cannot be determined, provide a brief narrative to explain the fiscal impact of the administrative regulation.

      Revenues (+/-): None.

      Expenditures (+/-): $350,000 per year for two (2) years.

      Other Explanation: