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SB 3 (BR 207) - K. Winters, D. Williams, D. Kelly

     AN ACT relating to early high school graduation and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to establish the option for early high school graduation beginning in the 2010-2011 school year; define the curriculum requirements for early graduation and unconditional entry into a Kentucky public two-year community and technical college and the requirements for unconditional entry into a four-year public college; establish the Early Graduation Scholarship Certificate and the processes for awarding it and using it; permit certificate to be used at an independent college or university if the institution accepts the curriculum and other eligibility requirements; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to create the early graduation scholarship trust fund to be administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; describe how state funds from the SEEK appropriation will be transferred to the scholarship trust fund to support early high school graduates; amend KRS 158.140 to limit the powers of the Kentucky Board of Education or a local board from imposing graduation requirements that would prohibit a student from pursuing an early graduation program; amend KRS 164.7879 to prescribe how an early graduate would qualify for a KEES award; APPROPRIATION.


     SCS - Retain original provisions; clarify how the state portion of the SEEK funds will be transferred into the Early Graduation Scholarship Fund.

     SFA (1, K. Winters) - Delete language relating to the requirements for high school courses for early graduation and unconditional entry into a Kentucky public two year community and technical college and make the requirements the same for entry into both two year and four year institutions; add statement that a local board of education may specify the minimum number of courses that a student shall take in an academic year.

     Feb 3-introduced in Senate
     Feb 4-taken from Committee on Committees; 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Education (S)
     Feb 5-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute
     Feb 9-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 10, 2009; 3rd reading, passed 24-12 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)
     Feb 11-received in House
     Feb 23-to Education (H)

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