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1 Kentucky Department of Education Legislative and Budget Update 2012 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly April 19,

2 SB 24SB 24 – SCHOOL ENTRANCE AGE (J. HIGDON)J. HIGDON  The bill changes the eligibility “cut-off” date from October 1 to August 1 as it relates to the existing requirement that a child must enter school at age 6 or may enter school at age 5. (The thing that changed was the “cut-off” date, beginning in 2017; the ages are the same as they have always been.)  It requires each local board of education to adopt an appeal process for a parent or guardian who wants a student to enter school and doesn’t meet the entrance age requirement.  The new eligibility “cut-off” date change begins with the school year. However, the board appeal process policy requirement begins as of the effective date of this bill (July 2012) Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 2

3 SB 38SB 38 – Career and Technical Education (J. Westwood)J. Westwood  The bill requires the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to issue core content standards for career and technical education, assess student progress, and develop new courses relevant to college and career readiness Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 3

4 SB 43SB 43 – Certificate of Attainment (D. Parrett)D. Parrett  The bill requires the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) to promulgate administrative regulations for an alternative high school diploma for students with disabilities completing a modified curriculum and an individualized course of study Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 4

5 SB 95SB 95 – Summer Learning Camps (M. Wilson)M. Wilson  The bill encourages the establishment of summer learning camps for students who are identified for Title I services that meet certain minimum requirements and that include innovative instruction in the core academic areas and enrichment activities.  The bill requires that if there are no summer learning camps in the district, funds are to be used for closing the achievement gap.  The bill also directs the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) to establish a legislative task force to develop a strategy to provide computing devices for fifth and sixth grade students.  The task force must report findings to the Interim Joint Committee (IJC) on Education no later than December 1, Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 5

6 SB 110SB 110 – Civil Immunity and Use of School Properties (K. STINE)K. STINE  The bill provides limited civil immunity to school districts and personnel who make school property available for recreational or non-school use by members of the community during non-school hours.  The bill permits a local school board to authorize the public use of school property pursuant to board policies Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 6

7 HB 37HB 37 – Districts of Innovation (C. ROLLINS II)C. ROLLINS II  The bill defines "district of innovation" and authorizes the KBE to approve districts of innovation, with no limit on the number of districts eligible to participate. However, it does limit the initial approval and subsequent renewals to five-year periods.  The KBE must promulgate administrative regulations to prescribe the conditions and procedures to be used by a local board of education to be approved as a district of innovation.  The bill requires 70% of eligible employees in a school to vote in favor of becoming a school of innovation before the school is eligible to be a participant Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 7

8 HB 69HB 69 – Response to Intervention (RTI) (L. BELCHER)L. BELCHER  The bill defines "aphasia," "dyscalculia," “dyslexia," "phonemic awareness," and "scientifically-based research".  The bill requires the KBE to promulgate administrative regulations for district-wide reporting on the use of K-3 Response-to- Intervention implementation in reading by August 1, 2013; in mathematics by August 1, 2014; and behavior by August 1,  KDE must provide technical assistance, training, and a web-based resource to assist all local school districts in the implementation of the system and instructional tools based on scientifically-based research.  KDE must report to the IJC on Education on implementation by November 30, 2013, and annually thereafter Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 8

9 HB 168HB 168 – Teacher Assignment to Alternative Schools (J. JENKINS)J. JENKINS  The bill prohibits a superintendent from assigning a teacher or classified person to an alternative program as part of any disciplinary action or as part of a corrective action plan Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 9

10 HB 255HB 255 – Disaster Recovery – Tax Credit and Disaster Days (R. ADKINS)R. ADKINS  The bill provides a sales tax refund for the purchase of building materials to repair or replace a building damaged or destroyed during a disaster.  The bill also requires the commissioner of education to waive up to 10 instructional days for a school district located in a county in which a disaster has been declared. The law will allow a school district located in a county in which a disaster has been declared to substitute attendance data for school year for attendance data for school year for the purpose of calculating (SEEK) funds.  It requires that certified and classified personnel of a school district located in a county in which a disaster has been declared to make up any student instructional days waived by participating in instructional activities or professional development or by being assigned additional work responsibilities.  It applies retroactively to the disaster occurring on February 29, 2012 to March 3, 2012 and is effective immediately Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 10

11 HB 281HB 281 – Interscholastic Athletics – Training (J. JENKINS)J. JENKINS  The bill requires coaches to complete training on recognizing and treating concussions and head injuries.  It identifies actions required before an athlete with a suspected concussion or head injury may return to play and who can conduct an evaluation to determine if a concussion has occurred Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 11

12 HB 366HB 366 – School Employees and Nepotism (W. STONE)W. STONE  The bill allows a superintendent's spouse who has at least 8 years of service in school systems to be an employee in the district in which the superintendent is employed.  The applicant is allowed to be employed only upon the recommendation of the principal and approval by a majority vote of the school council Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 12

13 HB 550HB 550 – Kentucky’s Nutritional Status (G. STUMBO)G. STUMBO  The bill requires the LRC to conduct a review of nutritional services and the state of health of Kentucky’s citizens.  A report must be delivered to the LRC by November 30, Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 13

14 HCR 29HCR 29 – Promotion of Outdoor Activities for Children (D. GRAHAM)D. GRAHAM  The resolution encourages public institutions to promote and encourage outdoor activities as a part of childhood development Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 14

15 HCR 129HCR 129 – Unified Juvenile Code (J. TILLEY)J. TILLEY  The resolution establishes a task force to study the unified juvenile code.  It establishes membership of the task force and lists study issues, including: status offenders, the use of community resources, alternatives to detention, reinvestment of savings to create community-based treatment programs, feasibility of establishing an age of criminal responsibility, issues related to domestic violence and its impact on children exposed to domestic violence, issues related to special needs children, and use of validated risk and needs assessments.  The task force must submit a report to the LRC by November 1, Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 15

16 HCR 155HCR 155 – Interscholastic Athletics – Middle School (R. DAMRON)R. DAMRON  It directs the LRC to establish a task force to study interscholastic athletics at the middle school level.  The resolution requires findings and recommendations to be reported to the IJC on Education and the IJC on Health and Welfare by December 7, Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 16

17 HCR 162HCR 162 – Study of Kentucky’s Pension Funds (M. CHERRY)M. CHERRY  The resolution establishes the Kentucky Public Pensions Task Force to study issues regarding Kentucky's state-administered pension funds and to develop consensus recommendations concerning the benefits, investments, and funding of those funds.  A report must be submitted to the LRC by December 7, Regular Session - Enacted Legislation 17

18 HB 265HB 265 – State Budget (R. RAND)R. RAND  The budget provides financing and conditions for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its various officers, cabinets, departments, boards, commissions, institutions, subdivisions, agencies, and other state-supported activities. Budget Update 18

19 SEEK-  (FY 12) SEEK final - A minor adjustment will occur to the SEEK final for the current school year that will be posted by Tuesday, May 15, Final (June) payment information will also be posted at this time.  (FY 13) SEEK forecast - KDE has updated the calculations for the SEEK district allocations based on the enacted budget (HB 265). These calculations can be found at: ces/finance+and+funding/school+finance/seek+and+tax +rates/support+education+excellence+in+kentucky+(se ek)+2.htm. ces/finance+and+funding/school+finance/seek+and+tax +rates/support+education+excellence+in+kentucky+(se ek)+2.htm Budget Update 19

20 State Grant Allocations –  Tentative state grant allocations for FY13 will be posted on Friday, May 4, 2012 and can be found at: ces/finance+and+funding/budgets/state+grant+allocati ons.htm. This spreadsheet will be updated throughout the fiscal year as new information becomes available. ces/finance+and+funding/budgets/state+grant+allocati ons.htm  Award notifications can be found on the KDE website at: ces/finance+and+funding/budgets/grant+award+notifica tions.htm. These notifications will not be mailed to districts, but are available electronically. ces/finance+and+funding/budgets/grant+award+notifica tions.htm  KDE anticipates that districts will receive Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC) allocations from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services by Tuesday, May 15, Districts may contact Michael Denney at for additional Budget Update 20

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