HB 5/FN (BR 1224) - H. Moberly Jr, J. Richards, J. Arnold Jr, E. Ballard, M. Cherry, L. Clark, H. Collins, J. Crenshaw, R. Damron, D. Graham, J. Gray, W. Hall, C. Hoffman, J. Jenkins, D. Keene, Ji. Lee, C. Meade, R. Meeks, C. Miller, F. Nesler, D. Owens, D. Pasley, T. Pullin, R. Rand, C. Siler, A. Smith, J. Stacy, K. Stein, T. Thompson, S. Westrom, B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to early childhood education and making an appropriation therefor.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to state the findings and intent of the General Assembly regarding early childhood education; amend KRS 157.3175 to require eligibility for preschool to be based on the federal poverty guideline up to two hundred percent of the guideline; delete language no longer needed and other changes to conform; appropriate $27,000,000 each year of the 2006-2008 biennium for preschool; create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to require that full-day kindergarten be offered in all school districts in the 2007-2008 fiscal year; provide temporary waiver for those districts that can document a lack of facilities; provide funding for those districts that were offering full-day kindergarten at the effective date of this Act, with each kindergarten student counted .6 day; provide full-day funding for new programs; require the General Assembly during the 2008-2010 biennium to review the mathematical factors used to calculate funding for kindergarten and to adjust the factors as appropriate in order to provide a more equitable funding methodology for all districts; appropriate $34,000,000 in the 2007-2008 fiscal year to provide additional funding for kindergarten; amend KRS 158.060 and 157.360 to conform.
HB 5 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/FN - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 157.3175 to require local school districts to work with Head Start and other existing preschool programs to avoid duplication of programs and services; require local school districts to certify annually that the district is fully utilizing the Head Start program; require Department of Education to withhold a portion of preschool funding for failure to comply.
Jan 23-introduced in House
Jan 24-to Education (H)
Jan 30-posted in committee
Feb 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 2-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 3, 2006
Feb 6-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
Mar 1-posted in committee
Mar 7-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
Mar 8-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 9, 2006
Mar 9-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 10-received in Senate
Mar 14-to Appropriations and Revenue (S)