SB 154 (BR 1345) - L. Casebier
AN ACT relating to the elementary school curriculum.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to establish the General Assembly's finding that integration of the arts and foreign languages into the school curriculum benefits students by increasing their motivation to learn, improves attendance, fosters multicultural understanding, and develops neurological cognitive potential through higher order thinking skills, creativity, and problem solving; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require the Department of Education to establish a program that promotes the integration of the arts and foreign languages into the elementary school program by awarding a grant to at least 1 school per region under specified criteria; and require the Department of Education to report annually by July 1 of each year on the implementation of the program to the Governor and the Legislative Research Commission.
SB 154 - AMENDMENTS
SFA (1, J. Westwood) - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate an administrative regulation relating to instruction and testing in American history that includes the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and flag etiquette.
HFA (1, T. Pullin) - Amend KRS 158.070 to provide that when a local school district or school lengthens its school days for students to make up instructional time missed because of weather, illness, or other emergency, the time for certified staff shall be calculated as equivalent time to be applied toward the 175 required instructional days but shall not affect a person's service credit for retirement purposes; if the district uses the flexibility provided under this provision for noncertified personnel, the calculation shall not affect the noncertified person's retirement; amend KRS 158.649 to conform; EMERGENCY.
HFA (2/Title, T. Pullin) - Make title amendment.
Feb 11-introduced in Senate
Feb 14-to Education (S)
Feb 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 20-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed
Feb 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Feb 26-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 37-0
Feb 27-received in House
Feb 28-to Education (H); posted in committee
Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 6, 2003; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
Mar 6-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) ruled not germane ; passed 91-0; received in Senate
Mar 10-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Mar 12-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 35)