Senate Substitute for HOUSE BILL No. 2155*
An Act concerning school districts; providing for
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
year upon application for such waiver by a school district. The
be granted by the state board of education upon: (1) Certification
board of education that, due to disaster, conditions resulting from
spread or severe property damage caused by the disaster will exist
school district for an inordinate period of time; and (2) a
by the state board that the school district cannot reasonably
schedule to comply with such requirements of law. The period of
school is not maintained during any school year due to conditions
ing from disaster, upon granting of the waiver by the state board
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
from any natural or manmade cause, including but not limited to
flood, earthquake, tornado, wind, storm, epidemics, air
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, 2001.
Published in the Kansas Register May 17, 2001.