SB 265 (BR 1144) - D. Karem
AN ACT relating to teacher certification.
Amend KRS 161.048 to declare the intent of the General Assembly to provide alternative certification options to recruit persons with exceptional work experience, distinguished scholars, and persons with diverse experiences to enter teaching even though they have not participated in a traditional teacher preparation program; outline the four options including certification of a person with exceptional work experience, certification through a local district training program, certification of a professional from a postsecondary institution, and certification of an adjunct instructor who has specific skills and training; amend KRS 161.046 relating to adjunct instructors to conform.
SB 265 - AMENDMENTS
SFA (1, V. McGaha) - Change the conditions for certification of a person with exceptional work experience to include completion of the teacher internship program rather than supervision, observation, and evaluation by local board of education.
SFA (2, D. Karem) - Technical correction.
SFA (3, V. McGaha) - Change the conditions for certification of a person with exceptional work experience to include completion of the teacher internship program, rather than supervision, observation, and evaluation by local board of education; and confer regular provisional certificate upon successful completion of program.
SFA (4, N. Kafoglis) - Add a requirement under subsection (2) of section (1) that a teacher seeking certification based on exceptional work experience complete an eight (8) week course in the local school district before being employed to teach.
SFA (5, V. McGaha) - Require a teacher applicant under Option 1 to be paid according to the local district salary schedule for a person with a degree held by the individual, and to begin with zero years of experience; require under Option 2 from ten years subject field experience rather than five; require under Option 3 from ten years teaching experience rather than five years teaching experience; and prohibit the employment of an adjunct instructor if a certified teacher has made an application for the position.
HCS - Retain original provisions; require alternative certification candidates to successfully complete the teacher internship program; a teacher certified under the provisions of this Act shall be placed on the local district salary schedule for the rank corresponding to the degree held by the teacher.
HFA (1, D. Butler) - Provide that certified teachers of a local board may report a student for investigation to the director of pupil personnel if an agreement has been entered into with local law enforcement officials and describe the components of procedures to be addressed in the agreement.
HFA (2, R. Murgatroyd) - Require persons employed as teachers for gifted education to hold an appropriate certificate endorsed for gifted education, except that all teachers having certificates initially issued for a duration period on or before July 1, 1984 shall remain eligible for assignment as teachers for gifted education.
Feb 4-introduced in Senate
Feb 5-to Education (S)
Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
Mar 2-floor amendments (3) and (4) filed; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 4, 1998
Mar 3-floor amendment (5) filed
Mar 4-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn; floor amendments (3) and (5) defeated; passed 35-2 with Floor Amendments (2) and (4)
Mar 5-received in House
Mar 6-to Education (H)
Mar 19-posted in committee
Mar 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 26-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute; 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day
Mar 27-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
Apr 1-3rd reading, passed 89-0 with Committee Substitute and floor amendments (1) and (2); received in Senate; posted for passage for concurrence in House amendments on April 1, 1998; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute and House floor amendment (2); Senate refused to concur in House floor amendment (1); received in House; posted for passage for receding from House amendment
Apr 2-House receded from House floor amendment (1); passed 87-0; received in Senate; posted for final passage with House amendments; passed 25-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
Apr 14-signed by Governor