KY SB115 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 26 2021 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-02-26 - to Committee on Committees (H)
Pending: House Committee On Committees Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Amend KRS 158.791 to set forth the intent of the General Assembly with regard to reading instruction, supports, and interventions; define the Department of Education's role in assisting local school districts with regard to reading instruction, supports, and interventions; require the department to collaborate with designated agencies on reading programing, materials, and activities; amend KRS 158.305 to replace references to "response to intervention" systems with "multi-tiered system of supports"; require school districts to submit evidence of implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports by October 1 of each year; require the department to provide technical assistance and training on a multi-tiered system of supports upon the request of a school district; require the department to develop and maintain lists of approved universal screeners, diagnostic assessments, and comprehensive reading programs; require a local board of education to adopt and implement a reading universal screener and reading diagnostic assessment by January 1, 2022; permit a local school district to adopt a common comprehensive reading program for K-3; require all K-3 teachers to be trained in any reading diagnostic assessment and universal screener adopted by a local board; establish requirements for the administration of reading universal screeners by grade-level; define and establish the requirements for a reading improvement plan; require the department to establish reading teacher academies or coaching models by September 1, 2022, if funds are appropriated; amend KRS 158.840 to require CPE and EPSB to report to the IJCE on teacher preparation programs compliance; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require postsecondary institutions offering early childhood or elementary teacher preparation programs to include designated instruction; require the EPSB to maintain a list of approved reading teacher preparation tests; require all new teachers seeking certification in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education or Elementary School to take an approved reading teacher preparation test; amend KRS 164.0207 to rename the Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant Steering Committee the Read to Succeed Council; amend KRS 156.553 and 158.070 to conform; designate the Act as "the Read to Succeed Act;" APPROPRIATION.

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AN ACT relating to early literacy education and making an appropriation therefor.


Roll Calls

2021-02-25 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/scs1 sfa1 RSN# 1578 (Y: 31 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2021-02-26Houseto Committee on Committees (H)
2021-02-26Housereceived in House
2021-02-25Senate3rd reading, passed 31-2 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (1)
2021-02-24Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2021
2021-02-22Senatefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2021-02-22Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2021-02-11Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
2021-02-02Senateto Education (S)
2021-01-13Senateto Committee on Committees (S)
2021-01-13Senateintroduced in Senate


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