04RS HB525


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HB 525 (BR 1899) - F. Rasche

     AN ACT relating to the selection of school personnel.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 160 to specify the roles of the superintendent, principal, and school-based decision making councils in the selection of personnel; incorporate and clarify existing responsibilities previously found in KRS 160.345; add definitions for "qualified candidates" and qualified applicants"; require that a superintendent and school-based decision making council develop criteria in addition to certification that will be used in the selection of a school principal based on the needs of the school; require that the criteria be in the position description; specify the limitations relating to interim principals; require superintendents to rank all applicants for principal and send to the council; specify that consultations between the superintendent and the council relating to the review and discussion of individual applications and all rankings are confidential and not subject to open records and open meetings requirements; provide that a superintendent may appeal a council's decision to the commissioner of education; outline the role of the commissioner of education; amend KRS 160.345 to provide clarifying subheadings and to delete requirements to selection of personnel that are incorporated into the new section; make technical changes.

     Feb 17-introduced in House
     Feb 18-to Education (H)

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