KECSAC is govered by legislation set forth by the Kentucky General Assembly. That legislation and supporting regulations can be found below. Contact our office with questions regarding the statutes that guide work with state agency children.
COVID 19 Legislative Update:
KECSAC Remaining Extended Day Requirement Waived for 2019-2020
The Kentucky legislature recently passed Senate Bill 177, which was also signed by Governor Beshear on March 24, 2020. SB 177 is a coronavirus response bill designed to provide guidance and assistance to local education agencies in Kentuckyduring this worldwide pandemic. You can find the full bill HERE. The bill included language specific to KECSAC and educational services for state agency children. That language is located at the end of this section update.
KECSAC, in our efforts to fully implement the provisions of the Act, will not require our partnering school districts to complete any remaining extended days for the current school year, ending June 30, 2020. We recognize many school districts have already completed some of the extended days for this school year, while others may have planned to do so in June. The Act does not address this issue, but rather only waives any remaining extended days in the current school year.
In addition, no KECSAC partnering school districts will receive a reduction in their KECSAC allocation for the current fiscal year as a result of not providing the remaining extended school calendar, as originally required in our statutes and memorandum of agreement. We do, however, encourage districts who can provide the extended calendar to continue providing services to children and youth in state agency programs. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate in contacting us.
“SB 177: Section 3. Notwithstanding KRS 158.135 and 505 KAR 1:080, for the 2019-2020 school year, an extended school calendar shall not be required for any program serving the educational needs of state agency children. State agency children in a particular program shall receive the same minimum number of instructional hours provided to students generally by the applicable school district operating a particular state agency children program, less the amount of instructional time waived as provided in this section and any waiver provided in accordance with KRS 158.070(3)(f), in effect on the effective date of this Act, and 702 KAR 7:140.”
KRS 158.135 Reimbursement Regulation
KRS 158.137 Educational Passport Regulation
KRS 605.110 Medical Care Regulation
KRS 158.143 High School Equivalency Diploma Eligibility for State Agency Children