House Bill 208

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/04/21: signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 9)
Title AN ACT relating to education and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 856
Sponsors R. Huff, T. Bojanowski, S. Lewis, C. Massey
Summary of Original Version Provide that school districts may request approval for more than 10 student attendance days under a nontraditional instruction plan related to the COVID-19 emergency; require a school to submit a nontraditional instruction plan for the 2021-2022 school year within the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan by May 1, 2021; provide for how districts shall measure daily student participation while operating under an approved nontraditional instruction plan due to COVID-19; suspend any extended school calendar requirement for an educational program for state agency children; allow school districts to provide additional emergency leave days for staff due to the COVID-19 public health emergency; direct the Kentucky Department of Education to seek federal waivers regarding school meal service rules in relation to the COVID-19 public health emergency; provide that the Kentucky Board of Education may waive statewide assessment and accountability system requirements in accordance with federal waivers received; direct the Kentucky Department of Education to seek federal waivers from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in relation to the COVID-19 public health emergency; allow a local board of education to revise its certified evaluation plan due to the COVID-19 public health emergency; allow a principal to award additional educational enhancement opportunity days to students to meet obligations that occur prior to the last day of school due to the COVID-19 public health emergency; allow school districts to email required notices to school district employees; allow school districts to use the school district attendance data selected by the district pursuant to 2020 Senate Bill 177 to calculate average daily attendance; allow a school to count up to 30 minutes as instructional time when used for COVID-19 related activities for in-person instruction; make the provisions of the Act retroactive to the 2020-2021 school year and effective for the 2021-2022 school year, if applicable; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - School operation during COVID-19, provisions
Education, Finance - School operation during COVID-19, provisions
Effective Dates, Emergency - School operation during COVID-19, provisions
State Agencies - Kentucky Department of Education, school operation during COVID-19, provisions
Teachers - School operation during COVID-19, provisions
Retroactive Legislation - School operation during COVID-19, provisions
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
House Floor Amendment 4
House Floor Amendment 5
House Floor Amendment 6
Senate Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
01/07/21
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/04/21
  • to Education (H)
  • posted in committee
02/09/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
  • floor amendments (1), (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute
02/10/21
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 11, 2021
02/11/21
  • floor amendment (4) filed to Committee Substitute
  • floor amendments (1) and (3) withdrawn
02/22/21
  • floor amendments (5) and (6) filed to Committee Substitute
02/24/21
  • 3rd reading, passed 87-8 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (5)
02/25/21
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/26/21
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
03/01/21
  • to Education (S)
  • taken from Education (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Education (S)
03/03/21
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 3, 2021
  • 3rd reading, passed 28-8 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/04/21
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute
  • passed 81-15
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 9)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions except remove references to a declared state of emergency; provide that school districts must report attendance data for the 2021-2022 school year; make the provisions of the Act retroactive to the 2020-2021 school year only except as provided; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Student attendance reporting, 2021-2022 school year, requirement
Effective Dates, Emergency - School operation during COVID-19, 2020-2021 school year

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor F. Rabourn
Summary Delete language regarding waiver of statewide assessments related to COVID-19.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Statewide assessments, waiver language, deletion

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor F. Rabourn
Summary Require student attendance data for school years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, including those students enrolled in hybrid or virtual instruction, to be used for the purposes of calculating SEEK funding.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - SEEK funding, school attendance data, calculation
Education, Finance - SEEK funding, school attendance data, calculation

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor F. Rabourn
Summary Require districts to provide in-person instruction to all students after March 1, 2021, in order to request approval for additional nontraditional instruction days; require any nontraditional instruction plan for the 2021-2022 school year to include in-person instruction on nontraditional instruction days; require a school district that offers remote instruction to ensure that each student has adequate technology and internet resources to participate.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Nontraditional instruction plan approval, requirements

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor F. Rabourn
Summary Require districts to provide in-person instruction to all students after March 1, 2021, except in the case of inclement weather, in order to request approval for additional nontraditional instruction days; require any nontraditional instruction plan for the 2021-2022 school year to include in-person instruction on nontraditional instruction days except for up to 10 nontraditional instruction days utilized due to inclement weather; require a school district that offers remote instruction to ensure that each student has adequate technology and internet resources to participate.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Additional nontraditional instruction days approval, requirements
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Nontraditional instruction plan approval, requirements

Amendment House Floor Amendment 5
Sponsor R. Huff
Summary Require school districts to offer in-person instruction at least 80% of the time consisting of at least 40% in-person instructional time to all students from March 29, 2021, through the end of the 2020-2021 school year; allow a district that does not meet the in-person requirements to request additional NTI days only if the county COVID-19 incidence rate exceeds 25 per 100,000; require a school district to offer remote instruction to students who request it due to COVID-19.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - In-person instruction, requirements
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Non-traditional instruction days, requirements
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Remote instruction, requirement

Amendment House Floor Amendment 6
Sponsor F. Rabourn
Summary Require districts to provide in-person instruction to all students after March 15, 2021, except in the case of inclement weather, in order to request approval for additional nontraditional instruction days; require any nontraditional instruction plan for the 2021-2022 school year to include in-person instruction on nontraditional instruction days except for up to 10 nontraditional instruction days utilized due to inclement weather; require a school district that offers remote instruction to ensure that each student has adequate technology and internet resources to participate.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Additional nontraditional instruction days approval, requirements
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Nontraditional instruction plan approval, requirements

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions except require a school district to provide in-person instruction at least 80% of the instructional time consisting of a minimum of 40% in-person instructional time to all students to receive approval for additional nontraditional instruction plan days.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - In-person student instruction, requirement

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