Senate Bill 7

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/18/20: returned to Local Government (H)
Title AN ACT relating to school councils.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Bill Request Number 1114
Sponsors J. Schickel, R. Alvarado, D. Carroll, D. Givens, P. Hornback, S. Meredith, R. Mills, R. Stivers II, D. Thayer, S. West, M. Wilson, M. Wise
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 160.345 to allow a local board to require an annual report of activities from a school council; reduce the minimum number of teachers serving on the council to two; specify that a council decision is appealable to the local board; require the local board of education to adopt a policy allowing the board to initiate review of a school council decision; specify the alignment of council policy with local board policy; allow a teacher to be transferred while serving on the school council; specify that local board members may attend council meetings; permit a superintendent to forward qualified applicants to the principal instead of the council; alter principal hiring process requiring principal to be selected by the superintendent after consultation with school council; require school council authority to be transferred to the superintendent if a school is identified for comprehensive support and improvement; make technical corrections; amend to conform.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Board of education, review school council actions by
Education, Elementary and Secondary - School council, board of education review of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - School council, transferral of authority
Education, Elementary and Secondary - School superintendent, selection of principal by
Teachers - School council, number serving on
Teachers - School council, transfer while serving, permitting
Teachers - School principal, selection of
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History


Top | Amendments
  • introduced in Senate
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to State & Local Government (S)
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • 3rd reading, passed 20-15 with Committee Substitute (1)
  • received in House
  • to Education (H)
  • taken from Education (H)
  • 1st reading
  • reassigned to Local Government (H)
  • posting waived
  • taken from Local Government (H)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Local Government (H)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; establish membership of council as 3 parents, 3 teachers, and the principal; restore language relating to employee transfers; restore language relating to submitting applications to the council; differentiate between a standard principal selection process and a selection process for county school districts in a county with a consolidated local government; restore language relating to a process for appealing school council decisions.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - School council, membership of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - School principal, selection of
Teachers - School council, membership of
Teachers - School council, transfer while serving, prohibit
Teachers - School principal, selection of

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