05RS HB492


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HB 492/FN (BR 1538) - H. Cornett

     AN ACT relating to the Kentucky educational excellence scholarship program.
     Amend KRS 164.7874 to define "Commonwealth Accountability Testing System" or "CATS," "KEES award," and "supplemental CATS award"; create a new section of KRS 164.7871 to 164.7885 to require the Kentucky Higher Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to commit to provide a supplemental CATS award within the KEES program to eligible high school students receiving a "proficient" or distinguished" score on a component of the CATS assessment; establish the components for which a supplemental CATS award shall be provided; set the supplemental award for a "proficient" score to be $25 and for a "distinguished" score to be $50; require KHEAA to review the base amounts for the supplemental CATS award each academic year and permit the authority to make adjustments based on the availability of funds; amend KRS 164.7885 require the Kentucky Department of Education to provide student CATS scores to KHEAA for the purposes of determining the amount of the supplemental award; and amend KRS 164.7879 and 164.7881 to conform.

     Feb 14-introduced in House
     Feb 18-to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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