04RS HB425


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HB 425 (BR 1508) - F. Rasche

     AN ACT relating to the selection of school personnel.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 160 to specify the roles of the superintendent, principal, and school-based decision making councils in the selection of personnel; incorporate and clarify existing responsibilities previously found in KRS 160.345; add definitions; require that a superintendent and school-based decision making council develop criteria in addition to certification that will be used in the selection of a school principal based on the needs of the school; specify the limitations relating to interim principals; require superintendents to rank all applicants for principal and send to the council; specify that consultations between the superintendent and the council and all rankings are confidential and not subject to open records and open meetings requirements; provide that a superintendent may appeal a council's decision; outline the role of the commissioner of education; amend KRS 160.345 to provide clarifying subheadings and to delete requirements to selection of personnel that are incorporated into the new section.

     Feb 2-introduced in House
     Feb 3-to Education (H)
     Feb 4-posted in committee

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