BR 833 2010
It is an act relating to persistently low-achieving schools and declaring an emergency.
BR 833 proposes to amend KRS 160.346 to define "persistently low-achieving school" and other terms; set forth intervention options; specify responsibilities of audit teams; specify timelines for the commissioner of education to act upon audit teams' recommendations; direct the Kentucky Board of Education to schedule a special meeting to act upon any appeal of an action by the commissioner of education; require each persistently low-achieving school to engage in one of the established intervention options or other model recognized in the federal No Child Left Behind Act, or its successor; EMERGENCY.
- Jan 5 - Introduced in House
- Jan 6 - Moved to Education (H); taken from committee; 1st reading; recommitted to Education (H); posting waived
- Jan 7 - Reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute
- Jan 8 - Posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January 11, 2010; floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute
- Jan 11 - 3rd reading; floor amendment (3) defeated ; passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; to Committee on Committees (S); taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
- Jan 12 - Taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Education (S)
- Jan 13 - Reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 13, 2010; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) for Wednesday, January 13, 2010; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; passed 95-0
- Jan 14 - Enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor; signed by Governor.
House Committee Substitute
- Proposes to retain original provisions, except modify the conditions relating to external management option to require that if this option is used that a local board of education select the external manager from a list approved by the Kentucky Board of Education after a rigorous review process, which is developed by the state board by promulgation of an administrative regulation; require that employee-employer bargained contracts in effect be honored by an external manager or in the cases of choosing a restaffing option or school closure option; amend KRS 160.380 to conform.
- Full Version of House Bill 176 with HCS
House Floor Amendment (1)
- Introduced by Representative Jim DeCasare.
- Proposes to delete "School intervention option" from the definition of "Persistently low-achieving school."
- Full Version of HFA (1)
House Floor Amendment (2)
- Introduced by Representative Brad Montell.
- Proposes to delete the option to engage in any model recognized by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, or its successor, from the intervention options in which a persistently low-achieving school shall engage.
- Full Version of HFA (2)
House Floor Amendment (3)
- Introduced by Representative Stan Lee.
- Proposes to change the definition of "Persistently low-achieving school" from a high school whose graduation rate, based on the state's approved graduation rate calculation, has been sixty percent or less for three or more consecutive years to seventy-five percent or less for three or more consecutive years.
- Full Version of HFA (3)
Senate Committee Substitute
- Proposes to retain original provisions, except revise the definitions for determining "persistently low-achieving schools"; require replacement of school council members along with the principal under restaffing and transformation options unless the audit reports recommended otherwise ; rename "school intervention option" as "school intervention;" reorganize intervention options for clarity; state that professionally negotiated contracts do not override personnel decisions relating to the options of restaffing, school closure, or school transformation; require the Kentucky Department of Education to include the Race to the Top application an intent to work with Advance Kentucky to expand number of schools participating by 20 each year for a four-year period.
- Full Version of HCS
Senate Committee Amendment (1/Title)
Comparison of school intervention models in HB 176 to listed requirements in the final Race to the Top Guidelines.
This table compares major features in the intervention models in the federal guidelines and HB 176. Note that the full federal discussion is very extensive with far more detail than HB 176 includes. That lack of detail, or reference to where such detail can be found, could open HB 176 to misinterpretation.