HB 294 (BR 1282) - F. Rasche, T. Thompson
AN ACT relating to dropout prevention.
Amend KRS 158.145 to declare new goals for reducing the dropout rate by the year 2010; specify that statewide annual average school dropout rate will be reduced by 70 percent of what it was in the year 2000; specify that no school will have an annual dropout rate that exceeds four percent; amend KRS 158.146 to direct the Kentucky Department of Education to give priority for receiving grant funds to districts with the highest annual dropout rates and with greater numbers of students dropping out of school; specify that proposals for grant funds shall provide a districtwide systemic approach at all grade levels.
HB 294 - AMENDMENTS
SFA (1, R. Palmer II) - Add new sections to amend KRS 159.010 to change the compulsory school age from 16 to 18, effective July 1, 2010 and KRS 159.020 to conform.
SFA (2, J. Carroll) - Direct that no school will have an annual dropout rate that exceeds one percent (1%) per grade per year; direct the department to annually report to the public the number and percentage of students who enroll in the ninth grade but who do not complete the twelfth grade.
SFA (3, J. Carroll) - Direct the Kentucky Department of Education to report annually to the public the number and percentage of students who enroll in the ninth grade but who do not complete the twelfth grade.
SFA (4, D. Roeding) - Direct Department of Education to reserve 25 percent of available dropout funds to reward schools that have reduced the dropout rate by 50 percent over the previous three-year period.
Jan 15-introduced in House
Jan 17-to Education (H)
Jan 23-posted in committee
Jan 29-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Jan 30-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 31, 2008
Jan 31-3rd reading, passed 93-1
Feb 1-received in Senate
Feb 6-to Education (S)
Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 3-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Mar 5-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 6-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendments (2) (3) and (4) filed
Mar 7-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 10-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; returned to Education (S)
Mar 21-taken from committee Education (S); returned to Rules