00RS HB623


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HB 623 (BR 2039) - C. Walton

     AN ACT relating to certified school employees.
     Amend KRS 161.120 to include a misdemeanor under KRS Chapter 218A and a violation of the Professional Code of Ethics established by the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) as reasons for disciplinary action by the EPSB; require an employee's rebuttal to a written report to be placed in the official file; permit a teacher to respond to an admonishment in writing or by requesting a hearing; require the EPSB to hold a hearing when requested by a teacher who has been admonished; permit the EPSB to enter into an agreed order with a teacher or accept an assurance of compliance at any time; permit the EPSB to reconsider, modify, or reverse a decision; require a suspension of a certificate to be for a specified period of time, not to exceed 2 years, and require teacher compliance for certificate reactivation; specify that a suspended certificate is subject to expiration and termination; specify that revocation of a certificate is a permanent forfeiture; permit the EPSB to determine the requirements for a new certificate; and permit the EPSB to impose conditions appropriate to ensure the public safety.


     HCS - Retain original provisions; prohibit a superintendent from terminating his or her contract within 30 days prior to the beginning of the school term or during the school term without the consent of the employing board of education.

     Feb 9-introduced in House
     Feb 10-to Education (H)
     Feb 16-posted in committee
     Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 28-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 29, 2000
     Feb 29-3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 1-received in Senate
     Mar 3-to Education (S)
     Mar 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 17-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 21-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 22, 2000
     Mar 22-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Mar 23-received in House
     Mar 24-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Mar 31-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 269)

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