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HB 3 (BR 820) - J. Shell, J. Sims Jr, J. Carney, J. Greer, R. Heath, M. Marzian, P. Pratt, J. Richards, B. Rowland, S. Santoro, D. Schamore

     AN ACT relating to school curriculum.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, each school to provide an essential skills curriculum to students; amend KRS 158.645 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to create the Council on Essential Skills; amend KRS 158.6453 to require the Council on Essential Skills to serve as a review committee for career studies; require the department to include the essential skills program on the school profile report; amend KRS 158.6457 to include work ethics certification in the definition of nonacademic factors; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 requiring the Kentucky Department of Education to develop an age-appropriate drug awareness and prevention program; require local school boards to ensure that students receive annual instruction in drug awareness and prevention.


     HFA1( J. Carney ) - Add successful completion of Advanced Placement, Cambridge Advanced International, and International Baccalaureate to the list of essential skills indicators for high school students; require the student's school to verify work-based learning, service learning, community service, and extracurricular activities; change the word "ethics" to "ethic" throughout.
     HFA2( M. Marzian ) - Add demographic specifications to the membership of the Council on Essential Skills.

     Jan 31, 2018 - introduced in House
     Feb 02, 2018 - to Education (H); posted in committee
     Feb 06, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 07, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 8, 2018
     Feb 08, 2018 - floor amendment (1) and (2) filed
     Feb 12, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 91-0 with floor amendments (1) and (2)
     Feb 13, 2018 - received in Senate
     Feb 16, 2018 - to Education (S)