Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 149
Other Identifying Information:2001 Senate Substitute for House Bill 2155
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning school districts; providing for waivers from duration of the school term due to disaster.
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CHAPTER 149

Senate Substitute for HOUSE BILL No. 2155


An Act concerning school districts; providing for waivers from duration of the school term due to disaster.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. (a) The state board of education may waive the require-

ments of law relating to the duration of the school term in any school

year upon application for such waiver by a school district. The waiver may

be granted by the state board of education upon: (1) Certification by a

board of education that, due to disaster, conditions resulting from wide-

spread or severe property damage caused by the disaster will exist in the

school district for an inordinate period of time; and (2) a determination

by the state board that the school district cannot reasonably adjust its

schedule to comply with such requirements of law. The period of time

school is not maintained during any school year due to conditions result-

ing from disaster, upon granting of the waiver by the state board of ed-

ucation, shall be considered a part of the school term.

(b) As used in this section, the term ``disaster'' means the occurrence

of widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting

from any natural or manmade cause, including but not limited to fire,

flood, earthquake, tornado, wind, storm, epidemics, air contamination,

blight, drought, infestation, or explosion.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the Kansas register.

Approved May 4, 2000.

Published in the Kansas Register May 17, 2000.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001