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SB 195 (BR 1805) - R. Stivers II

     AN ACT relating to classified employee's benefits.
     Amend KRS 158.070 to permit public school employees other than teachers to participate in statewide professional meetings with substitutes when needed; amend KRS 161.011 to define "progressive discipline" as a process to deal with job-related behavior that does not meet expected and communicated performance standards; establish due process and hearing procedures for classified employees notified that their contracts will not be renewed; require the board policy to provide a process that includes for verbal and written warnings, public and private reprimands, probation with a corrective action plan, and suspensions with pay or without pay of up to seven days prior to termination; establish due process procedures for an employee who has completed four years of continuous active service; establish a process to require the commissioner of education to appoint a hearing officer upon request; establish the right of appeal to the Circuit Court in the county where the school district is located; provide service credit for limited status employees on approved military leave and for reemployment or reinstatement of an employee inducted into the Armed Forces of the United States.

     Feb 15-introduced in Senate
     Feb 20-to Education (S)

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