SB 128 – Supplemental School Year Information

SB 128 – Supplemental School Year Information

Kentucky Senate Bill 128 has been approved and signed into law by Governor Andy Beshear. This bill allows K-12 students currently enrolled in public or non-public schools to request to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental year.  Students who choose this option can retake and/or supplement coursework already completed.

These requests must be submitted to the board office using the Google form linked below by May 1, 2021. The student and/or parents may rescind this request at any time before July 15, 2021.

Our school board is required to make a decision by June 1st, 2021, on whether to approve all or none of the requests for SB 128. School districts are not allowed to decide on an individual basis. 

In order to ensure that parents can make a more informed decision regarding the supplemental school year request, a few benefits and concerns surrounding the SB 128 decision for your child are provided below.   If you have any questions, please call your child’s school to schedule a meeting with the building administrator.  If you prefer to complete a hard copy of the form, copies will be available.  

Request Form:  SB 128 Breathitt Co. Schools: Request for Supplemental Year Consideration

 

Benefits 

Concerns

Students may make up/retake classes from the prior year or take supplemental classes. 

Students will be returning to school with a new class of students as the vast majority of students in their grade level will be promoted.

Students retake or supplement courses or grades the student has already taken.

Students cannot explore new elective class offerings in the “supplemental” year.

Students who experienced learning loss because of the pandemic will have a full year of in-person instruction.

Students may not be academically challenged by repeating the same class/courses.

Students may participate in extracurricular activities as long as they meet KHSAA age and other eligibility requirements.

If the student is 19 before August 1st, 2021, they will be ineligible for KHSAA sports during the 2021-22 school year.

 





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