704 KAR 7:080. Ride to the Center for the Arts Program Fund.


      RELATES TO: KRS 156.031, 157.605, 157.606

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 156.070, 157.606

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 156.031 requires that administrative regulations relating to statutes amended by the 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act be reviewed, amended if necessary, and resubmitted to the Legislative Research Commission prior to December 30, 1990; and KRS 157.605 and 157.606 establish the "Ride to the Center for the Arts Program Fund" to provide matching funds to local school districts for the cost of transportation of students in grades 6-9 for the purpose of visiting the Kentucky Center for the Arts. This administrative regulation is necessary to provide for the administration of the program and disbursement of money from the fund.


      Section 1. Total transportation costs eligible for reimbursement from the Ride to the Center for the Arts Program Fund shall be eighty (80) cents per mile computed from the school to the Kentucky Center for the Arts, and the bus driver's salary for the hours worked. One-half (1/2) (fifty (50) percent) of the total transportation cost may be awarded to the local school district upon receipt of a statement signed by the superintendent verifying the date the trip was made, the number of students transported, the number of buses used, the total mileage, and the bus driver's total hours and hourly rate.


      Section 2. Applications for the matching funds shall be made on forms supplied by the Department of Education and which are incorporated herein by reference and available for inspection, copying, and obtaining from the Office of Instruction, 17th Floor, Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, by July 1 of each year.


                Section 3. Preference shall be given to schools who have not participated previously in the program. A review panel selected by the Department of Education shall review all applications and make recommendations to the State Board for Elementary and Secondary Education. (15 Ky.R. 1616; Am. 1799; eff. 2-3-89; 17 Ky.R. 2247; eff. 3-13-91.)