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SB8/FN (BR392) - M. Wilson, D. Givens, C. Girdler, D. Thayer

     AN ACT relating to charter schools and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 160 to describe the intent of the General Assembly and the purposes of authorizing public charter schools; define terms; establish the Kentucky Public Charter School Commission and identify membership selection and responsibilities of members; outline the requirements and limitations on the establishment of charter schools including identification of charter school authorizers; describe responsibilities of authorizers; describe charter school application, renewal, and revocation processes; establish the Kentucky Public Charter School Commission trust fund and identify uses of the fund; create a new section of KRS Chapter 159 to identify student enrollment and withdrawal requirements to be followed by a charter school; create a new section of KRS Chapter 161 to identify employment conditions for charter school staff; create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to require local, state, and federal funds to be distributed to charter schools using formulas and allocation processes used in public schools; amend KRS 161.220 to include a teacher employed by a board of directors of a public charter school as a member within the state retirement system; amend KRS 161.220 to include employees of boards of directors of public charter schools in the state-sponsored retirement system; amend KRS 78.510 to include noncertified employees of public charter schools in the state-sponsored retirement system; APPROPRIATION.


SB8 - AMENDMENTS

     SCA1( M. Wilson ) - Amend the definition of qualified teacher to require that teachers be certified by the Education Professional Standards Board.

     Feb 03, 2015 - introduced in Senate; to Committee on Committees (S); taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Education (S)
     Feb 04, 2015 - taken from Education (S); 2nd reading; returned to Education (S)
     Feb 05, 2015 - reported favorably, to Rules with committee amendment (1) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 5, 2015; 3rd reading; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 06, 2015 - passed 23-12 with committee amendment (1) ; received in House
     Feb 09, 2015 - to Education (H)