HB 225/FN (BR 801) - J. Greer, R. Meeks, R. Adkins, J. Bell, J. Carney, L. Clark, H. Collins, J. Comer Jr., W. Coursey, R. Damron, T. Edmonds, D. Graham, K. Hall, J. Hoover, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, R. Nelson, R. Rand, J. Richards, S. Riggs, T. Riner, C. Rollins II, S. Santoro, J. Short, W. Stone, G. Stumbo, T. Thompson, J. Tilley, J. Wayne, A. Webb-Edgington, A. Wuchner, B. Yonts, J. York
AN ACT relating to school dropout prevention.
Amend KRS 159.010 to require compulsory attendance for children ages 6 to 17 by July 1, 2015, and for children ages 6 to 18 by July 1, 2016; continue dropout conferences until July 1, 2016; make technical corrections; amend KRS 159.020 to conform; create new sections of KRS Chapter 158 to clarify the purpose of alternative education programs; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations establishing definitions, policies, and guidelines for student assignment and data collection protocols relative to alternative education programs; require local school districts to track the academic progress of students enrolled in alternative education programs; require the Kentucky Department of Education to file a data report by December 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, to the Interim Joint Committee on Education; require the use of experienced and certified teachers; prohibit the use of probationary teachers and staff; require appropriate staff development; require districts to track expenditures and report them to the Kentucky Department of Education; amend KRS 158.812 to add language stating to the intent of the General Assembly relative to career and technical education programs.
HB 225 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/FN - Retain original provisions except clarify that the Commissioner of Education may grant waivers from the experienced teacher requirement and that teachers and staff being disciplined shall not be assigned to alternative education programs; change reporting department reporting date to December 1, 2013.
Jan 7-introduced in House
Feb 1-to Education (H); posting waived; posted in committee
Feb 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H); posted in committee
Feb 8-reported favorably, to Rules
Feb 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 10, 2011
Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 91-8 with Committee Substitute
Feb 11-received in Senate
Feb 15-to Education (S)
Feb 25-taken from Education (S); 1st reading; returned to Education (S)
Feb 28-taken from Education (S); 2nd reading; returned to Education (S)