98RS HB724


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HB 724 (BR 2329) - G. Lindsay

     AN ACT relating to a school to careers system and declaring an emergency.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 158 to establish a School to Careers system as the overall system for career related programs in the public school such as School-to-Work; Tech Prep; and High Schools That Work; establish the goals for the School to Careers program including to increase the math, science, communications, social studies, and technical skills of all students, the awareness of job and career availability in the future workforce and the skills required, the postsecondary education entry and completion rates and to decrease high school dropout rates and poor attendance; establish a state grant program to provide matching funds to school districts or consortia of school districts to assist in the development and implementation of comprehensive School to Careers; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate regulations for the grant program and distribution of funds; establish a statewide advisory group relating to the School to Careers system; amend KRS 151B.250 and KRS 151B. 255 to require the School to Work Office to coordinate its activities with the Kentucky Department of Education; EMERGENCY.


     HFA (1, G. Lindsay) - Add business and labor to membership on the School to Careers Partnership Council.
     SFA (1, N. Kafoglis) - Provide that the Cabinet for Workforce Development manage the School to Careers System instead of the Kentucky Department of Education; and require the Cabinet for Workforce Development to promulgate regulations relating to the grant program.

     Feb 25-introduced in House
     Feb 26-to Education (H)
     Mar 3-posted in committee
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 13, 1998
     Mar 13-floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 87-9 with floor amendment (1)
     Mar 17-received in Senate
     Mar 18-to Education (S)
     Mar 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 26-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 27, 1998
     Mar 27-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn; passed 25-6; received in House
     Mar 30-enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Mar 31-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 9-signed by Governor

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