Superintendents’ WebcastMarch 26, 20132:00 to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)(E-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org)
* 2013 allocations assume enactment of the Administration's proposed appropriations language that authorizes the U.S. Department of Education to calculate a state's allocation without regard to a reduction in funding in a prior year resulting from a failure to meet the maintenance of state financial support requirements in section 612 of the IDEA. ** For Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants, the amount shown is the FY 2012 level increased by the mandatory CPIU inflationary increase (3.5 percent). *** There is no reduction in allocations for a number of states because of “hold harmless” provisions in the authorizing statute. NOTES: Total reflects these 12 programs only. States would also receive other funds from the U.S. Department of Education. CCSSO estimates funding cuts in Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies to affect 20,710 students and 162 staff. CCSSO estimates funding cuts in IDEA Part B Grants to States to affect 93 staff.
Sequestration Facts and Figures • 5% Reduction Statewide Applies to Federal Fiscal Year 2013 • School Year 2013-2014 • LEA breakdown is not yet available • Anticipate grant amounts in early May • Official grant award notice in early June • District allocations will vary based on formula criteria included in each grant • Census Data • Poverty Data • Hold Harmless • Other factors
Sequestration Facts and Figures • Due to the uncertainty of individual allocations, districts should plan for an 8-10% reduction in FFY 2013. • Federal Fiscal Year 2014 • School Year 2014-2015. • Plan for an additional5% reduction statewide. • Districts should plan for an additional reduction similar to FFY13.
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Legislative Update2013 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly
Kentucky Board of Education/Kentucky Department of Education Legislative Agenda Signed into law: *SB 18(Sen. Higdon) and HB 220(Rep. Smart) Preschool Funding Formula *SB 97(Sen. Givens)Compulsory School Attendance *HB 180(Rep. Rollins) Professional Growth and Effectiveness *HB 207(Rep. Stone)Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Senate Bills Signed into law: *SB 56(Sen. Gibson) requires schools to retain for at least one (1) week a master copy of any digital, video, or audio recordings of school activities without editing, altering, or destroying any portion of the recordings, although secondary copies of the master copy may be edited. The bill requires retention for at least one (1) month of a master copy of any digital, video, or audio recordings of activities that include, or allegedly include, injury to students or school employees without editing, altering, or destroying any portion of the recordings. *SB 59(Sen. Wilson) transfers the Council on Postsecondary Education from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to the Office of the Governor. *SB 61(Sen. Wilson) establishes the option for early high school graduation beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Also creates the Early Graduation Scholarship Certificate and the processes for awarding it and using it and creates the early graduation scholarship fund to be administered by KHEAA.
Senate Bills Signed into law: *SB 64(Sen. Humphries) provides a Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship Award amount for the fourth year of high school to students who graduate in three years. *SB 75(Sen. Wilson) permits the commissioner of education to grant the equivalent of ten instructional days for school districts that have missed an average of 20 or more days in the previous 3 years and use alternative methods of instruction on days when the school district is closed for specific reasons. The bill requires the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations for calculating average daily attendance for instructional time granted. *SB 83(Sen. Humphries) creates the Office for Education and Workforce Statistics and the Board of the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KDE, CPE, Early Childhood Advisory Council, EPSB, KHEAA, KY Commission on Proprietary Education and other offices of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet).
Senate Bills Signed into law: *SCR 35(Sen. Westerfield) establishes a task force to study the Unified Juvenile Code. This is a continuation of a resolution from last session to allow the task force to continue to study issues related to status offenders, the use of community resources, alternatives to detention, and the feasibility of establishing an age of criminal responsibility. The task force recommendations are due by January 6, 2014.
House Bills Signed into law: *HB 3(Rep. Overly) relates to human trafficking and requires that a child who is suspected to be a human trafficking victim be treated as a case of dependency, neglect, or abuse, and provide requirements for how to handle these cases. *HB 109(Rep. Jenkins) requires licensure rather than certification for authorized practice by athletic trainers. *HB 172(Rep. Wuchner) encourages schools to have epinephrine injectors for the 2013-2014 school year and subsequent years, to the extent the injectors are donated or funding is available. The bill specifies that protocols for prescribing epinephrine auto-injectors are to be developed by the Kentucky Department of Public Health in collaboration with local health departments or local clinical providers, and local schools and districts. *HB 182(Rep. Rollins) allows SEEK funding to be distributed for a nonresident pupil who attends a district in which a parent of the pupil is employed. All tuition fees required of a nonresident pupil may be waived for the pupil.
House Bills Signed into law: *HB 184(Rep. Rollins) attaches the Early Childhood Advisory Council to the Office of the Governor. *HB 240(Rep. Rollins) creates the Office for Education and Workforce Statistics and the Board of the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics. Clarifies which public agencies shall contribute education and workforce data to the system (KDE, CPE, Early Childhood Advisory Council, EPSB, KHEAA, KY Commission on Proprietary Education and other agencies of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet). *HB 290(Rep. Burch)establishes an external child fatality and near fatality review panel. The bill was amended to require that any educational records released to the external child fatality and near fatality review panel be in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. sec. 1232g and its implementing regulations.
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