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, 2001.
 Published in the Kansas Register May 17, 2001.