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.
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,
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,
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
Transfers to District Court Work Group;
Juvenile Forms and Administrative
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by SB200 and that have been repealed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.