HB 37 (BR 104) - B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Virtual High School.
Amend KRS 158.140 to require the Kentucky Virtual High School to confer a high school diploma upon a Kentucky student that completes all state requirements for graduation and is not enrolled in another school; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require the Kentucky Virtual High School to accept credits from other schools; require public schools to accept credits from the Kentucky Virtual High School; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations, including the establishment of fees for students.
HB 37 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Delete provisions of the original bill; amend KRS 158.140 to permit a local board of education to award a high school diploma to a district resident aged 21 or older who completes state board requirements through the Kentucky Virtual High School (KVHS) and award a diploma to a district resident between the ages of 18 and 21 who completes all state and local board requirements through KVHS; establish that a local district is not responsible for the cost of KVHS courses for individuals not enrolled in that district; amend KRS 158.622 to require that a local district shall pay for a KVHS course for an enrolled student if the course is part of the student's regular school day coursework, the course is not provided by the school, the course is not available due to a scheduling conflict, or the student receives an alternative school placement to KVHS; create a new section of KRS 158 to permit a high school to, with the approval of the student and the student's parent or legal custodian, provide a student with an alternative school placement to the KVHS; provide that a student with an alternative placement shall remain enrolled in the high school, receive a diploma upon completion of state and local requirements, and be counted as present for the purposes of calculating average daily attendance; require the school and KVHS to provide guidance to students; establish that this Act does not require the KVHS to provide a comprehensive program of studies; and require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations.
HFA (1, F. Rasche) - Clarify that a school district may award a high school diploma to residents 18 to 21 years of age rather than residents between the ages of 18 to 21 who complete all state and local requirements through the Kentucky Virtual High School; and make technical corrections.
SCA (1, L. Casebier) - Add provision that requires if costs exceed the board allocation for virtual high school for students in a given school, the principal shall submit a request for additional funding to the superintendent for consideration.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 6-introduced in House; to Education (H)
Jan 22-posted in committee
Jan 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Jan 29-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 30, 2004; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Jan 30-3rd reading, passed 85-2 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Feb 2-received in Senate
Feb 5-to Education (S)
Mar 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
Mar 19-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S)