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HB 59 (BR 284) - B. Montell, T. Moore

     AN ACT relating to early high school graduation.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to be numbered KRS 158.142 to establish the option for early high school graduation beginning in the 2014-2015 school year; define the curriculum requirements for early graduation and conditional admission into a Kentucky public two-year institution or four-year university; specify that students shall obtain a qualifying benchmark score on each of the end-of-course examinations that make up the high school achievement portion of the accountability system under KRS 158.6453 and that students shall obtain a qualifying benchmark score on a world language proficiency assessment approved by the Kentucky Board of Education; establish the Early Graduation Certificate and the processes for awarding it; amend KRS 158.140 to restrict the Kentucky Board of Education or a local board from imposing graduation requirements that would prohibit a student from pursuing an early graduation program; amend KRS 164.7879 to prescribe how an annual KEES award for an early graduate would be calculated.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 8-introduced in House; to Education (H)

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