House Bill 312

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Last Action 02/14/20: received in Senate
Title AN ACT relating to children.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1150
Sponsors D. Meade , K. Banta, C. Freeland, S. Heavrin, K. King, R. Palumbo, P. Pratt, S. Westrom
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 158.448 to require the Kentucky Department of Education(KDE) to develop processes to promote more expeditious enrollment of students in foster care who are transferring to a new school or district, and the sharing of information among schools, school districts, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services(CHFS), and a child’s caseworker; amend KRS 159.170 require that KDE allow a school district’s foster care liaison to directly obtain a student’s records without requiring staff at the former district to release them first; create a new section of KRS Chapter 199 to provide that educational records released from a school to CHFS, a private agency, or a child’s caseworker, shall be limited to the purpose of serving the needs of the student and shall only be released to persons authorized by statute to receive the records; amend KRS 199.640 to require child-placing agencies to have written policies and procedures to explain their outreach activities undertaken to develop cooperative relationships with local school districts and allow the agencies to release information to authorized school staff where a child is enrolling; amend KRS 199.660 to require child-placing agencies to notify CHFS and each other through a registry when a foster family home is closed and require child-placing agencies to ensure that their homes understand and actively support the educational needs of their children through training and support; amend KRS 199.801 to conform; amend KRS 199.802 to require that the child’s caseworker shall accompany the child to the new school to enroll the child or contact the school via telephone during the day of enrollment and provide as much information as is known; require a new enrolling school to immediately obtain all school records of an enrolling foster child without needing to first request a release from prior district; require all educational records to be shared with CHFS and the child’s caseworker on a confidential basis; allow CHFS, private agencies, and the caseworker to share information with the school and teachers as to a child’s unique needs.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Foster children, educational record sharing, providing for
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, foster children, educational record sharing, providing for
Children and Minors - Department of Education, foster children, educational record sharing, providing for
Children and Minors - Foster children, educational record sharing, providing for
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/23/20
  • introduced in House
01/27/20
  • to Education (H)
01/30/20
  • posted in committee
02/11/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/12/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 13, 2020
02/13/20
  • 3rd reading, passed 91-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (1)
02/14/20
  • received in Senate

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; make technical changes; establish new language amending KRS 199.660 requiring the notification by child-placing agencies to CHFS and each other through a registry when a foster family home is closed; establish new language amending KRS 199.802 relating to when requirements apply to child-caring facilities, child-placing agencies, and state agency caseworkers.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Foster children, educational record sharing, providing for
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, foster children, educational record sharing, providing for
Children and Minors - Department of Education, foster children, educational record sharing, providing for
Children and Minors - Foster children, educational record sharing, providing for

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Meade
Summary Delete Section 2 of the bill; make technical change related to the reference to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; establish new language that amends KRS 199.802 relating to when a previous school is required to provide student records to a new school; create new language to require the Kentucky Department of Education to conduct a review of its policies and procedures related to student record retention and transfer.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Foster children, educational record sharing, providing for
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, foster children, educational record sharing, providing for
Children and Minors - Department of Education, foster children, educational record sharing, providing for
Children and Minors - Foster children, educational record sharing, providing for

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