Bill Information Edit
Senate Bill 50
Title: AN ACT relating to the school calendar
Sponsor: Chris Girdler
Date Introduced: January 6, 2016
Final Resolution: Died in House Education Committee
What Does It Do? Edit
Requires schools to establish first attendance day no earlier than August 26. Unless the school has adopted a year round calendar or has had missed at least seven days in the past five years.
What Are the Politics? Edit
Could generate additional revenue for Kentucky by delaying the school season and providing more days to attract tourist
Could extend extracurricular children's programs and summer school classes
May give educators additional time to prep for year long curriculum
Delaying the education of Kentucky children in order to generate additional revenue for the state could symbolize an order of importance
Starting so late could extend children schooling into June, especially with additional snow days, which may stimulate a disengaged classroom
Major Changes During Process Edit
Establishes procedures defining the school calendar, and ensures the school session will not begin until August 26.