KY SB1 | 2017 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 11-0)
Status: Passed on April 10 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-04-10 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 156)
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #3) [PDF]


Amend KRS 156.557 to require school districts to develop and implement a personnel evaluation system based on a statewide framework for teaching; prohibit the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) from imposing reporting requirements related to the system on local districts; require evaluations annually for teachers who have not attained continuing service status and every three years for teachers with continuing service status, principals, and assistant principals; prohibit evaluation results from being included in school accountability; amend KRS 156.160 to allow a foreign language course, career and technical education course, or a computer technology or programming course to meet the arts and humanities requirement for high school graduation; amend KRS 158.305 to require KDE to provide assistance in implementing a response-to-intervention system if requested by a local district; amend KRS 158.6453 to implement a process for reviewing academic standards and assessments; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations for the administration of the process; delete program reviews and audits from the statewide assessment system; revise the statewide assessment requirements; prohibit the statewide assessment from including any standards not included in the board-approved standards; require a college admissions and placement exam to be given in the fall of grade 10 and spring of grade 11 and require KDE to pay for it; delete provisions regarding WorkKeys assessments; amend requirements for the annual school report card; require KDE to implement a standards review process for visual and performing arts, practical living skills, and foreign language and require KDE to provide recommendations to schools for including those programs, and a writing program, in their curriculum; direct KDE to develop a school profile report for schools to describe implementation of the mandated standards in the visual and performing arts, practical living skills, and foreign language; amend KRS 158.6455 to revise the accountability system; require school improvement results to look at growth over three years as compared to similar schools; include progress toward English proficiency, quality of school climate and safety, high school graduation rates, and postsecondary readiness in the accountability system; require each local workforce investment board to compile a list of industry-recognized certifications; require KDE to pay for the cost of initial assessments taken to achieve industry-recognized certifications; amend the criteria for schools and districts receiving consequences and assistance under administrative regulations promulgated by the Kentucky Board of Education; amend KRS 158.649 to revise dates regarding review and reporting of school improvement plans; amend KRS 158.782 to describe KDE's monitoring and review process for low- performing schools and change the criteria for the Kentucky Board of Education providing highly skilled education assistance to schools and districts; amend KRS 158.805 to allow Commonwealth school improvement funds to be used for personnel costs; amend KRS 158.840 to prohibit KDE from requiring intervention reporting except in certain circumstances; amend KRS 160.345 to allow an alternative principal selection process in any school district and delete language regarding principal replacement; amend KRS 160.346 to delete provisions relating to the low-performing school identification and intervention process; add provisions for identifying schools for targeted support and improvement and comprehensive support and improvement; describe intervention requirements for schools identified for targeted support and improvement; define and describe a turnaround audit and intervention process for schools identified for comprehensive support and improvement; require the Kentucky Board of Education to establish exit criteria for schools identified for targeted support and improvement and comprehensive support and improvement; require a school to enter an intervention process selected by the commissioner after three years without exiting comprehensive support and improvement status; delete provisions pertaining to the current school audit process and the current intervention options approved by the Kentucky Board of Education; amend various KRS sections to conform; EMERGENCY.

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AN ACT relating to public education and declaring an emergency.



2017-04-10Senatesigned by Governor (Acts, ch. 156)
2017-03-29Senatedelivered to Governor
2017-03-29Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2017-03-29Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2017-03-29SenateBill passed 37-0
2017-03-29SenateSenate concurred in House floor amendments (2) and (5)
2017-03-29Senateposted for passage for concurrence in House floor amendments (2) and (5) for Wednesday, March 29, 2017
2017-03-29Senateto Rules (S)
2017-03-15Senatereceived in Senate
2017-03-15House3rd reading, passed 94-0 with floor amendments (2) and (5)
2017-03-15Housefloor amendments (4) and (5) filed
2017-03-08Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 14, 2017
2017-03-08House2nd reading, to Rules
2017-03-07Housefloor amendments (1), (2) and (3) filed
2017-03-07Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2017-03-06Houseposted in committee
2017-02-22Houseto Education (H)
2017-02-21Housereceived in House
2017-02-17Senate3rd reading, passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute
2017-02-16Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 17, 2017
2017-02-16Senatereported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
2017-01-04Senatereturned to Education (S)
2017-01-04Senate2nd reading
2017-01-04Senatetaken from Education (S)
2017-01-03Senateto Education (S)
2017-01-03Senatereturned to Committee on Committees (S)
2017-01-03Senate1st reading
2017-01-03Senatetaken from Committee on Committees (S)
2017-01-03Senateintroduced in Senate

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