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SB 43 (BR 217) - J. Westwood

     AN ACT relating to career and technical education, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 158.810 to define "career pathway" and "career pathway program of study"; amend KRS 158.812 to clarify purposes of career and technical education and legislative beliefs; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require the Kentucky Department of Education to define "chronically low performing high school"; require each chronically low performing high school to implement a comprehensive school improvement plan with monitoring and assistance from the department; create a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to require communication of the minimum college and career-readiness standards to all local school districts prior to the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year; require the department to develop remedial courses in English, reading, and mathematics for students in grades 9, 11, and 12; create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to establish a career and technical education accessibility fund for matching grants to local school districts to be administered by the Education Cabinet and require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations for implementing the grant program; create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to define "career guidance coach" and to create a career guidance fund for matching grants to local school districts to be administered by the Education Cabinet and require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations for implementing the grant program; create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to create a career academy development fund for grants to local school districts to be administered by the Kentucky Department of Education; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to create a career and technical education facility fund, a revenue bond trust fund within the School Facilities Construction Commission for the purpose of funding debt service for bonds issued for the renovation of existing facilities or construction of new career and technical education facilities in local school districts; provide that school districts may qualify and accept offers of assistance under this program as well as qualify for other bond assistance from the commission; provide that requirements of KRS 157.620 plus having unmet needs, apply to participation in the career and technical education facilities program; amend KRS 158.814 to require that the Kentucky Department of Education and the Office of Career and Technical Education determine the state-wide unmet needs for career and technical education capital projects; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require the Kentucky Department of Education and other entities to develop evidenced-based models for addressing the needs of at-risk students; create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to provide a tax credit for a financial gift or in-kind contribution to the career and technical education accessibility fund; amend KRS 141.0205 to conform; amend KRS 158.814 for capital planning and assessment of facilities and the eligibility of districts to participate in the career and technical education facility fund; amend KRS 158.816 relating to assessment of student achievement of technical education students; amend KRS 18A.010 to exempt teachers, guidance coaches and counselors, and school administrators employed in state-operated area technology centers from the executive branch employee cap; name the Act the "Career Pathways Act of 2009"; EMERGENCY.

     Jan 9-introduced in Senate
     Feb 3-to Education (S)


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