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HB589 / AA (BR475) - B. Montell

     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; establish a charter school pilot project and identify charter school authorizers; define terms; describe the characteristics and the requirements of a charter school; establish the Kentucky Public Charter School Commission and identify membership selection and responsibilities of members; identify the requirements and the components of a charter school application; describe the responsibilities of authorizers; describe charter school renewal and revocation processes; identify the components of a charter school annual report; identify the requirements for student enrollment; 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 specify the charter school funding process; amend KRS 161.220 to include a qualified teacher employed by the of board of directors of public charter schools in the state-sponsored retirement system; amend KRS 78.510 to include charter schools in the definition of "county" so as to include noncertified employees of public charter schools in the state-sponsored retirement system; APPROPRIATION.



     Mar 01, 2016 - introduced in House
     Mar 02, 2016 - to Education (H)