SB 60 (BR 88) - D. Roeding, E. Harris, E. Tori, J. Westwood
AN ACT relating to school facilities.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to establish the urgent need school trust fund to be managed by the School Facilities Construction Commission for the purpose of assisting school districts that have urgent and critical construction needs; require the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, the commissioner of education, and the executive director of the School Facilities Construction Commission to establish an Urgent Need School Trust Fund Advisory Committee; specify the role of the advisory committee; permit funds to be used to address anomalies in the existing school construction funding formulas; define "anomaly"; describe the priority for distribution of funds from the trust fund; amend KRS 157.420 to require the Kentucky Department of Education to designate school facilities, based upon their systems and conditions as a Category 1 to Category 5 school with Category 5 being most in need of repair or renovation; provide for weights based on facility improvements to meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act; provide that failure of a district to maintain a facility shall not be used as a criterion for designating a school facility in a higher category; define a "rapid growth district."
Jan 8-introduced in Senate
Jan 9-to Education (S)