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SB 109/FN (BR 1348) - J. Westwood, K. Winters, M. Wilson

     AN ACT relating to compulsory attendance.
     Amend KRS 159.010 to permit, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, each local board of education on the recommendation of the superintendent and approval of the Kentucky Department of Education to require children residing in the school district's attendance area to attend school until the child has reached his or her eighteenth birthday except as provided in KRS 159.030; amend KRS 159.020 to conform; make technical corrections.


     HCS (1/FN) - Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 159.010 to require compulsory attendance for children ages 6 to 17 by July 1, 2016 and for children ages 6 to 18 by July 1, 2017.
     HCS (2/FN) - Retain original provisions except require school attendance until age 18 in all districts once 40% of districts require children to attend school until age 18; direct that the statewide requirement become effective four years after the 40% threshold is met.
     HFA (1, J. DeCesare) - Retain original provisions permitting local school districts to raise compulsory attendance age; delete requirements raising compulsory attendance age statewide.
     HFA (2, C. Rollins II) - Require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate regulations ensuring that all districts have programs in place to meet the needs of students with academic or attendance problems and increase graduation rates, when school attendance until age 18 is required statewide.
     HFA (3, T. Kerr) - Amend KRS 159.030 to exempt students from compulsory attendance who are enrolled in a postsecondary program or who have completed the equivalent of a high school curriculum in a home school program as certified by a parent or guardian.

     Jan 23-introduced in Senate
     Jan 24-to Education (S)
     Feb 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 7-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 8, 2012
     Feb 8-3rd reading, passed 35-2
     Feb 9-received in House
     Feb 14-to Education (H)
     Feb 15-posted in committee
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 23-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 28-taken from Rules; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 26-reassigned to Education (H)
     Mar 27-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (2) ; floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute (2)
     Mar 28-floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute (2) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 28, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 77-14 with Committee Substitute (2)
     Mar 29-received in Senate
     Mar 30-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

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