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SB 3/FN/LM/AA (BR 440) - D. Williams, D. Seum, J. Westwood

     AN ACT relating to schools.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 160 to define charter schools and to prescribe the requirements and conditions under which a local board of education may authorize a charter school; create a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations for charter schools including an appeal process; create a new section of KRS Chapter 161 to specify that teachers and staff shall participate in the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System and the County Employees Retirement System, respectively; ensure they receive health benefits the same as other school employees; create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to describe the transfer of public funds to charter schools in a district; amend KRS 159.070 to permit under certain conditions that a parent shall be permitted to enroll for attendance their children in the public school nearest their home; amend KRS 160.346 to permit a persistently low-achieving school to be converted to a charter school as one of the intervention options.


     SFA (1, J. Rhoads) - Delete provision that a charter school may organize as a nonprofit corporate entity under KRS Chapter 273.
     SFA (2, G. Neal) - Delete provision relating to charter school's right to sue and be sued; delete section amending KRS 159.070; add noncodified section to require a study by the Legislative Research Commission to determine the impact of amending KRS 159.070 to permit parents to enroll their children for attendance in the school closest to their residence.

     Jan 4-introduced in Senate; to Education (S); taken from Education (S); returned to Education (S); 1st reading
     Jan 5-taken from Education (S); 2nd reading; returned to Education (S)
     Jan 6-reported favorably, to Rules; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
     Jan 7-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 7, 2011; 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; floor amendment (2) defeated ; passed 21-17
     Feb 2-received in House
     Feb 4-to Education (H)
     Mar 2-taken from Education (H); 1st reading; returned to Education (H); posting waived; posted in committee
     Mar 3-taken from Education (H); 2nd reading; returned to Education (H)

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