HB 176 (BR 833) - C. Rollins II, T. Edmonds, J. Greer, T. Riner, T. Thompson
AN ACT relating to persistently low-achieving schools and declaring an emergency.
Amend KRS 160.346 to define "persistently low-achieving school" and other terms; set forth intervention options; specify responsibilities of audit teams; specify timelines for the commissioner of education to act upon audit teams' recommendations; direct the Kentucky Board of Education to schedule a special meeting to act upon any appeal of an action by the commissioner of education; require each persistently low-achieving school to engage in one of the established intervention options or other model recognized in the federal No Child Left Behind Act, or its successor; EMERGENCY.
HB 176 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions, except modify the conditions relating to external management option to require that if this option is used, a local board of education select the external manager from a list approved by the Kentucky Board of Education after a rigorous review process, which is developed by the state board by promulgation of an administrative regulation; require that employee-employer bargained contracts in effect be honored by an external manager or in the cases of choosing a restaffing option or school closure option; amend KRS 160.380 to conform.
HFA (1, J. DeCesare) - Delete "school intervention option" from the definition of "persistently low-achieving school."
HFA (2, B. Montell) - Delete the option to engage in any model recognized by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, or its successor, from the intervention options in which a persistently low-achieving school shall engage.
HFA (3, S. Lee) - Change the definition of "persistently low-achieving school" from a high school whose graduation rate, based on the state's approved graduation rate calculation, has been 60 percent or less for 3 or more consecutive years to 75 percent or less for 3 or more consecutive years.
SCS - Retain original provisions, except revise the definitions for determining "persistently low-achieving schools"; require replacement of school council members along with the principal under restaffing and transformation options unless the audit reports recommended otherwise; rename "school intervention option" as "school intervention;" reorganize intervention options for clarity; state that professionally negotiated contracts do not override personnel decisions relating to the options of restaffing, school closure, or school transformation; require the Kentucky Department of Education to include the Race to the Top application an intent to work with Advance Kentucky to expand number of schools participating by 20 each year for a 4 year period.
SCA (1/Title, K. Winters) - Make title amendment.
Jan 5-introduced in House
Jan 6-to Education (H); taken from committee; 1st reading; recommitted to Education (H); posting waived
Jan 7-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute
Jan 8-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January 11, 2010; floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute
Jan 11-3rd reading; floor amendment (3) defeated ; passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; to Committee on Committees (S); taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
Jan 12-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Education (S)
Jan 13-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 13, 2010; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) for Wednesday, January 13, 2010; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; passed 95-0
Jan 14-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor; signed by Governor (Acts ch. 1)