House Bill 215

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Title AN ACT relating to public school standards.
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Bill Request Number 342
Sponsors T. Kerr, D. St. Onge, J. Fischer, D. Floyd, M. Harmon, R. Huff, S. Lee, B. Montell, T. Moore, S. Santoro, B. Waide, R. Webber, A. Wuchner
Summary of Original Version Create a new section to KRS Chapter 158 to prohibit the Kentucky Board of Education and the Kentucky Department of Education from implementing the English language arts and mathematics academic content standards developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative and the science academic content standards developed by the Next Generation Science Standards Initiative; require the state board to recommend new content standards to school districts and schools after consultation with the Council on Postsecondary Education; require public involvement in standards development; clarify the authority of the local board of education to adopt standards which differ from or exceed the standards approved by the state board; clarify that the school-based decision making councils shall develop policies based upon the standards adopted by the local boards of education; prohibit state officials from ceding control of education content standards and assessments; prohibit withholding of state funds from school districts for adopting different academic content standards; amend KRS 156.070 to limit disclosure of personally identifiable information; direct the Kentucky Board of Education to require that the Department of Education and all school districts adhere to transparency and privacy standards when outsourcing data and Web-based tasks to vendors; clarify vendor contract requirements; amend KRS 158.6453 to permit a local board of education to supplement the state board-approved academic content standards with higher and more rigorous standards and require school councils to use them to fulfill curriculum policy requirements; amend KRS 160.345 to clarify school council curriculum policy authority.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Academic content standards, local supplementation of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, prohibit use of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Data vendor transparency and privacy standards, contract requirements for
State Agencies - Board of Education, academic content standards, revision of
State Agencies - Board of Education, data vendor transparency and privacy standards, requirement of
State Agencies - Council on Postsecondary Education, academic content standards, consultation with
Teachers - Academic content standards, local supplementation of
Teachers - Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, prohibit use of

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01/15/14
  • introduced in House
01/16/14
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