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HB 487 (BR 1944) - R. Henderson, F. Steele, H. Collins, T. Couch, T. Edmonds, K. Hall, R. Nelson, M. Rader, K. Sinnette, A. Smith, J. Stewart III, W. Stone

     AN ACT relating to school calendars and declaring an emergency.
     Allow a local board of education in a district that missed 20 or more instructional days during the 2009-2010 school year to request the commissioner of education to waive the makeup of instructional days missed beyond 20 days, up to a maximum of 10 days, including waiver of makeup days beyond 20 days scheduled in the district's approved calendar; require the commissioner to approve the request; require all staff to make up waived days; identify activities to be used by staff to make up days. EMERGENCY.


     HFA (1, T. Edmonds) - Allow a local board that approved a school calendar for the 2009-2010 school year in which a school day exceeds six instructional hours and the school year exceeds 1,062 instructional hours to count any excess time toward the makeup of instructional days missed during the school year.

     SCS - Retain original provisions; allow districts to make up missed time by lengthening the school day; allow districts to count excess time over 1,062 instructional hours toward the makeup of missed instructional days; provide that time made up by lengthening the school day shall not result in the loss of SEEK funds; specify how districts may calculate the adjusted average daily attendance for the 2009-2010 school year; add language to clarify how calculations are made when determining the percent change in average daily attendance used to calculate "growth" that is used for determining the 2010-2011 SEEK funding in each district; declare an EMERGENCY.

     SCA (1/Title, K. Winters) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 23-introduced in House
     Feb 24-to Education (H)
     Mar 4-posted in committee
     Mar 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 17-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 18, 2010
     Mar 18-floor amendment (1) filed ; 3rd reading, passed 81-16; received in Senate
     Mar 22-to Education (S)
     Mar 24-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Education (S)
     Mar 25-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Education (S); reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 26, 2010; 3rd reading, passed 36-1-1 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 29-taken from committee; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) for Monday, March 29, 2010; House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in Senate
     Apr 1-posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate

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