HB 578/AA (BR 1686) - S. Lee, J. DeCesare, D. Floyd
AN ACT relating to charter schools.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 160 to describe the intent of the General Assembly and the purposes of authorizing public charter schools; define terms; outline the requirements and limitations on the establishment of charter schools including what agencies may sponsor a charter school; describe local board of education's and sponsors roles and responsibilities; describe exemptions from law and required compliance areas for charter schools; describe the application, approval, and renewal processes; describe process and application process for existing schools to convert to charter schools; create new sections of KRS Chapter 156 to list the Kentucky Department of Education's and the Kentucky Board of Education's roles and responsibilities relating to charter school; require the Kentucky Board of Education to establish a Kentucky Charter School Advisory Committee for reviewing charter school applications; create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to direct how state, local, and federal funds shall be used to support charter schools; amend KRS 156.074, 156.255, 156.265, and 156.480 to conform.
Feb 19-introduced in House
Feb 21-to Education (H)