Senate Bill 1

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/13/22: delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 196)
Title AN ACT relating to education and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Acts Chapter 196
Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 426
Sponsors J. Schickel, M. Wilson, R. Alvarado, R. Girdler, D. Givens, S. Meredith, R. Mills, D. Thayer, S. West, M. Wise
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 160.345 to require that the superintendent instead of the council determines curriculum after consulting with the principal and school council and after a stakeholder response period; require allocations to schools by local boards be determined by the principal after consultation with the council instead of being determined by the council; alter principal hiring process requiring principal to be selected by the superintendent after consultation with school council; require council members to sign a nondisclosure agreement prior to consultation; allow for a complaint process and removal of a council member for violation of the nondisclosure agreement; amend KRS 158.6453 to require the Kentucky Department of Education to provide guidelines for effective writing programs to all districts instead of all schools; remove the requirement for schools to submit policies determining the writing program to KDE.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - School principal, selection
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Curriculum, superintendent to determine
Education, Elementary and Secondary - School council members, removal
Teachers - School council members, removal
Teachers - School principal, selection
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
House Committee Substitute 1
House Committee Amendment 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
House Floor Amendment 7
Votes Vote History
Governor's Veto Message Veto

Actions

Top | Amendments
01/04/22
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Education (S)
  • taken from Education (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Education (S)
01/05/22
  • taken from Education (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Education (S)
01/06/22
  • reported favorably, to Rules
  • floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
01/07/22
  • floor amendment (1) withdrawn
01/08/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Saturday, January 08, 2022
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (2) defeated
  • passed 25-9
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
01/18/22
  • floor amendment (1) filed
01/27/22
  • floor amendment (2) filed
03/11/22
  • to Education (H)
03/17/22
  • taken from Education (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Education (H)
03/18/22
  • taken from Education (H)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Education (H)
  • floor amendments (3) and (4-title) filed
03/22/22
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
  • taken from Rules
  • placed in the Orders of the Day
  • floor amendments (5), (6) and (7) filed to Committee Substitute
  • 3rd reading, passed 67-29 with Committee Substitute (1), Floor Amendments (6) and (7), and Committee Amendment (1-title)
03/23/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
  • posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1), Floor Amendments (6) and (7), and Committee Amendment (1-title)
  • passed over and retained for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1), Floor Amendments (6) and (7), and Committee Amendment (1-title)
03/24/22
  • Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1), Floor Amendments (6) and (7), and Committee Amendment (1-title)
  • passed 21-15-1
03/25/22
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
04/06/22
  • Vetoed
04/13/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • passed 24-12-1
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • passed 65-28
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 196)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor S. Meredith
Summary Require the composition of a school council to include three parent members rather than two.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - School council, membership
Teachers - School council, membership

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor G. Neal
Summary Require the superintendent to ensure a culturally responsive curriculum; require the superintendent to consider diverse populations when filling a principal vacancy.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Curriculum. culturally responsive
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Principal hiring, consideration of diverse populations

Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 158.6453 to require academic standards be consistent with Section 4 of the Act; amend KRS 160.370 to designate the authority and duties of a local board of education and a superintendent in a county school district in a county with a consolidated local government adopted under KRS Chapter 67C; provide that any duties not expressly vested with the local board of education are vested with the superintendent in a county school district in a county with a consolidated local government adopted under KRS Chapter 67C; provide that the local board of education of a county with a consolidated local government adopted under KRS Chapter 67C shall delegate the authority to manage the day-to-day operations of the district to the superintendent; increase the contracting authority of a superintendent of a county school district in a county with a consolidated local government adopted under KRS Chapter 67C that adopts the provisions of the Kentucky Model Procurement Code from $20,000 to $250,000; authorize the superintendent of a county school district in a county with a consolidated local government adopted under KRS Chapter 67C to make line-item budget transfers of up to $250,000 without board approval; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require a public school to provide instruction that is consistent with designated concepts related to race, sex, and religion; provide that nothing in the section shall be construed to restrict historical instruction; require designated core American documents be incorporated in middle and high school social studies academic standards by July 1, 2023; provide that this revision of the social studies academic standards shall not delay or otherwise impact the existing schedule for reviewing and amending academic standards as set forth in KRS 158.6453(2); amend KRS 161.164 to provide that classroom instruction on current, controversial topics shall be age-appropriate, relevant, objective, and nondiscriminatory; provide that a public school employee cannot require or incentivize a student to participate in designated political or policy advocacy; provide that a public school employee shall not be required to engage in training, orientation, or therapy that coerces the employee to engage in stereotyping; credit up to 15 days of sick leave to school employees who used sick leave during 2021-2022 due to a COVID-19 infection; provide up to 5 days of paid leave from March 1 through June 30, 2022, to school employees who have a COVID-19 infection; make sick leave provisions RETROACTIVE to March 1, 2022; provide that Sections 4 and 5 of the Act be cited as the Teaching American Principles Act; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Diseases - School employees, COVID sick leave, credit
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Public education, controversial topics and current events, requirements, restrictions
Education, Elementary and Secondary - School employees, COVID sick leave, credit
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Superintendents, authority and duties, consolidated local government county school district
Effective Dates, Emergency - School employees, COVID sick leave, credit
Teachers - Public education, controversial topics and current events, requirements, restrictions
Teachers - School employees, COVID sick leave, credit
Consolidated Local Governments - Board of education, day-to-day operations of school district, delegation to superintendent
Retroactive Legislation - School employees, COVID sick leave, credit
Children and Minors - Public education, controversial topics and current events, requirements, restrictions
Boards and Commissions - Boards of education, authority and duties, consolidated local government county school district

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor C. Massey
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 9/GA

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Nemes
Summary Reinsert language providing for principal selection in a school district in a county with a consolidated local government adopted under KRS Chapter 67C; provide for the superintendent to select the principal.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Principal selection

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor D. Elliott
Summary Retain original provisions; require the superintendent to consult with the local board regarding curriculum; provide for SBDM elections to encompass multiple days; provide for the use of electronic voting.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Superintendent, curriculum, board consultation
Education, Elementary and Secondary - SBDM elections, voting options

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor M. Lockett
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 160.345 to require curriculum adopted to be accessible to parents and guardians of students through the Kentucky Department of Education's student information system; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to direct that no school shall offer any classroom instruction, discussion, or instructional materials that promote bigotry, revisionist history, or critical social justice; provide that nothing in the section shall be interpreted to prohibit academic instruction on the historical existence of bigotry or revisionist views of history or to regulate the conduct or speech of students; provide that a teacher who chooses to discuss a current topic shall strive to explore the topic from diverse and contending perspectives; prohibit schools from awarding credit for designated political activities; prohibit schools from accepting private funds for curriculum development or choice of curricula or trainings; set forth the administrative procedures for specific violations; create a cause of action for students and parents that have exhausted the administrative remedies; waive civil immunity; provide for rewarding of costs and fees when a plaintiff is successful; provide that the Attorney General may bring an action to enforce this Act; require specific written notice of administrative and legal rights to students and parents; amend KRS 7.410 to require the Office of Education Accountability to conduct an annual digital survey of transparency and compliance and report designated findings to the specified legislative and executive entities; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to designate mandatory historical topics; provide that the Act shall be severable; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Public education, instruction related to race, sex. and religion
Effective Dates, Emergency - Public education, instruction related to race, sex. and religion
Children and Minors - Public education, instruction, concepts related to race, sex, and religion
Piggybacked Bills - HB 487 to SB 1

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor M. Lockett
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 9/GA

Amendment House Floor Amendment 5
Piggyback? Yes
Sponsor M. Lockett
Summary Retain original provisions except remove the requirements related to academic standards and instruction on current events; amend KRS 160.345 to require curriculum adopted to be accessible to parents and guardians of students through the school Web site; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to direct that no school shall offer any classroom instruction, discussion, or instructional materials that promote bigotry, revisionist history, or critical social justice; provide that nothing in the section shall be interpreted to prohibit academic instruction on the historical existence of bigotry or revisionist views of history or to regulate the conduct or speech of students; provide that a teacher who chooses to discuss a current topic shall strive to explore the topic from diverse and contending perspectives; prohibit schools from awarding credit for designated political activities; prohibit schools from accepting private funds for curriculum development or choice of curricula or trainings; set forth the administrative procedures for specific violations; create a cause of action for students and parents that have exhausted the administrative remedies; waive civil immunity; provide for rewarding of costs and fees when a plaintiff is successful; provide that the Attorney General may bring an action to enforce this Act; require specific written notice of administrative and legal rights to students and parents; amend KRS 7.410 to require the Office of Education Accountability to conduct an annual digital survey of transparency and compliance and report designated findings to the specified legislative and executive entities; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to designate mandatory historical topics; provide that the Act shall be severable; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Public education, instruction related to race, sex, and religion
Effective Dates, Emergency - Public education, instruction related to race, sex, and religion
Piggybacked Bills - HB 487 to SB 1
Children and Minors - Public education, instruction, concepts related to race, sex, and religion

Amendment House Floor Amendment 6
Sponsor D. Elliott
Summary Retain original provisions; require the superintendent to consult with the local board regarding curriculum; provide for SBDM elections to encompass multiple days; provide for the use of electronic voting.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - SBDM elections, voting options
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Superintendent, curriculum, board consultation

Amendment House Floor Amendment 7
Sponsor J. Nemes
Summary Reinsert language providing for principal selection in a school district in a county with a consolidated local government adopted under KRS Chapter 67C; provide for the superintendent to select the principal; change the maximum frequency of local board of education meetings in a county school district with a consolidated local government adopted under KRS Chapter 67C for once every 8 weeks to once every 4 weeks; and provide that the local board of education in a county school district with a consolidated local government adopted under KRS Chapter 67C may withhold approval of rule, regulation, bylaw, or statement for policy submitted by the superintendent by a 2/3 vote instead of requiring an unanimous vote.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Principal selection
Education, Elementary and Secondary - County school district with a consolidated local government, board of education authority
Boards and Commissions - Local boards of education, county school district with a consolidated local government, authority

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