February 20, 2001



DIGEST OF HB 1216 (Updated February 19, 2001 11:02 AM - DI 97)

Citations Affected: IC 20-10.2.

Synopsis: Good citizenship instruction. Requires a school to include in the school's strategic and continuous school improvement and achievement plan a provision that includes the integration of good citizenship instruction into current curriculum instruction.

Effective: July 1, 2001.

Bischoff , Bodiker

    January 9, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
    February 19, 2001, amended, reported _ Do Pass.

February 20, 2001

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 20-10.2-3-5; (01)HB1216.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-10.2-3-5, AS ADDED BY P.L.221-1999, SECTION 13, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 5. (a) A plan must contain the following components for the school:
        (1) A list of the statutes and rules that the school wishes to have suspended from operation for the school.
        (2) A description of the curriculum and information concerning the location of a copy of the curriculum that is available for inspection by members of the public.
        (3) A description and name of the assessments that will be used in the school in addition to ISTEP assessments.
        (4) A plan to be submitted to the governing body and made available to all interested members of the public in an easily understood format.
        (5) A provision to maximize parental participation in the school.
        (6) For a secondary school, a provision to do the following:
            (A) Offer courses that allow all students to become eligible to

receive an academic honors diploma.
            (B) Encourage all students to earn an academic honors diploma or complete the Core 40 curriculum.
        (7) A provision to maintain a safe and disciplined learning environment for students and teachers, including the integration of good citizenship instruction (as defined in IC 20-10.1-4-4.5) into current curriculum instruction.
        (8) A provision for the coordination of technology initiatives and ongoing professional development activities.
    (b) If, for a purpose other than a plan under this chapter, a school has developed materials that are substantially similar to a component listed in subsection (a), the school may substitute those materials for the component listed in subsection (a).