View Amendment Current Amendment: 4 to Bill 3759 Rep. KING proposes the following Amendment No. 4 to H. 3759 (COUNCIL\WAB\3759C030.AGM.WAB19):

Reference is to Printer's Date 02/28/19-H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, PART VIII, Miscellaneous Provisions, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/ SECTION      ___.      Section 59-1-425(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

     "(A)      A local school district board of trustees of the State has the authority to shall establish an annual school calendar for teachers, staff, and students, to include an opening date for each school in the district. The statutory school term is one hundred ninety days annually and must consist of a minimum of one hundred eighty days of instruction covering at least nine calendar months. However, beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, the opening date for students must not be before the third Monday in August, except for schools operating on a year-round modified school calendar. Three days must be used for collegial professional development based upon the educational standards as required by Section 59-18-300. The professional development must address, at a minimum, academic achievement standards including strengthening teachers' knowledge in their content area, teaching techniques, and assessment. No more than two days may be used for preparation of opening of schools and the remaining five days may be used for teacher planning, academic plans, and parent conferences. The number of instructional hours in an instructional day may vary according to local board policy and does not have to be uniform among the schools in the district." /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.