Senate Bill 200

Published: 6/23/2015 11:25 AM

Senate Bill 200 (SB 200 (2014)), substantially overhauled Kentucky’s juvenile justice system and amended or created new obligations for the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), KDE, Court Designated Workers, County Attorneys, District and Family Courts, school resource officers, school security officers, each local school, and directors of pupil personnel. SB 200 (2014), which amended or created 55 statutes, is available here. A press release regarding SB 200 (2014) is available here.

Although no appropriation was made for the implementation of SB 200 (2014), the measure created a financial incentive program through which a portion of any savings achieved is to be reinvested into community-based programs and services.
Institutions such as the Courts, social services, and correctional facilities have uniform policies and procedures across the state, but Kentucky’s public schools are not controlled or managed by a single administrative body. Each school district is under the management and control of a board of education. KRS 160.160. Each local board of education adopts a policy for implementing school-based decision making in the district. KRS 160.345.
KDE continues to work with AOC, DJJ, CHFS, and other partners in planning for the full implementation of SB 200 (2014) on July 1, 2015.
Although KRS 160.160 and KRS 160.345 establish local control of school districts, KDE has been working to assist with the implementation of this legislation through collaborative work with:
Juvenile Justice Task Force;
Interagency meetings with CHFS;
Interagency meetings with CHFS, DJJ, and AOC;
Juvenile Justice Advisory Board;
Advisory Committee on the Statewide Juvenile Rules of Court;
Diversion 101 Training for the SB 200 pilot site FAIR Team members, CDWs and community partners;
Public Offense/Youthful Offense subcommittee;
Jurisdiction subcommittee;
Transfers to District Court Work Group; and
Juvenile Forms and Administrative Process subcommittee
KDE recognizes that Kentucky’s statutes regarding student behavior present complicated legal obligations for local school districts, school based decision-making councils, teachers, principals, and superintendents, and will continue to provide guidance for reconciling these obligations.
KDE has reviewed and compiled a list of Kentucky statutes implicated in student behavioral issues, that have been created by SB 200, that have been amended by SB200 and that have been repealed by SB200.  A complete listing can be obtained by clicking on the links available on the right hand section of this page.
Christina Weeter
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Student Success
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4772
Fax (502) 564-7820