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HB 306 (BR 802) - J. Richards, T. Burch, D. Butler, M. Cherry, J. Glenn, R. Henderson, C. Hoffman, C. Miller, D. Sims, T. Thompson, J. Tilley, D. Watkins, R. Wilkey

     AN ACT relating to the Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky and declaring an emergency.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to create the Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University; describe purposes and long term goals; require advisory board be established; define role of Western Kentucky University; require academy students to participate in the state accountability testing program and have scores reported to home high schools; amend KRS 157.360 to identify how SEEK funds will be used in support of students at the academy; amend KRS 158.140 to authorize the academy to award diploma and local school districts to award a joint diploma; amend KRS 164.002 definitions; amend KRS 164.7874 to ensure that academy students qualify to earn KEES awards; identify that the first students will be enrolled with the 2007-2008 academic year; EMERGENCY.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except add clarifying language regarding the distribution of SEEK funds to Western Kentucky University to support operations of the academy and recognition of Western Kentucky University faculty as certified to teach secondary students in the academy; clarify the awarding of diplomas; make technical corrections to conform.

     Feb 6-introduced in House
     Feb 7-to Education (H)
     Feb 8-posted in committee
     Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 27, 2007
     Mar 1-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 2-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 7-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 8-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

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