04RS SB80


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SB 80 (BR 1164) - J. Denton

     AN ACT relating to excused absences from school.
     Amend KRS 159.035 to require a school principal to give a student an excused absence of up to ten days to pursue an educational enhancement opportunity of significant educational value, and provide for an appeal of a negative decision to the local board of education.


     SFA (1, J. Denton) - Retain original provisions, except have a student's initial appeal be to the district superintendent rather than the local board of education, and permit a second and final appeal to the local board of education; and establish that a student receiving an excused absence shall be considered present for the purposes of calculating average daily attendance under the SEEK formula.

     HFA (1, D. Graham) - Retain provisions of SB 80/GA, except specify that a student shall not be eligible to receive an excused absence during a school's testing window for the CATS assessment or during the testing period for a district-wide assessment, except under extenuating circumstances.

     Jan 12-introduced in Senate
     Jan 15-to Education (S)
     Feb 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 6-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 11-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 12, 2004
     Feb 12-3rd reading, passed 35-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Feb 13-received in House
     Feb 17-to Education (H)
     Mar 1-posted in committee
     Mar 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 11-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 17-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 18, 2004
     Mar 18-3rd reading, passed 77-12 with floor amendment (1)
     Mar 19-received in Senate
     Mar 25-posted for passage for concurrence in House floor amendment (1) for Friday, March 26, 2004
     Mar 26-Senate concurred in House floor amendment (1) ; passed 35-0
     Mar 29-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 7-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 87)

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