January 8, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Pensions and Labor.
First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)
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SENATE BILL No. 172
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 5. (a) A school
employer shall discuss with the exclusive representative of certificated
employees, and may but shall not be required to bargain collectively,
negotiate, or enter into a written contract concerning or be subject to or
enter into impasse procedures on the following matters:
(1) Working conditions, other than those provided in section 4 of
(2) Curriculum development and revision.
(3) Textbook selection, subject to subdivision (10) concerning
membership of certificated employees on a textbook adoption
(4) Teaching methods.
(5) Hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, assignment, and
retention of certificated employees, and changes to any of the
requirements set forth in
(6) Student discipline.
(7) Expulsion or supervision of students.
(8) Pupil-teacher ratio.
(9) Class size or budget appropriations.
(10) Appointment by the exclusive representative of
certificated employees to serve on statutory or locally created
committees of the school corporation. However, if this matter
is bargained collectively, the contract must limit the number
of certificated employees that the exclusive representative
may appoint to serve on a committee. The limit that the
contract must impose is that the percentage of all of the
committee's members who are appointed by the exclusive
representative must not exceed the percentage of all of the
school corporation's certificated employees who are members
of the exclusive representative.
However, any items included in the 1972-1973 agreements between
any employer school corporation and the employee organization shall
continue to be bargainable.
(b) Nothing shall prevent a superintendent or
designee from making recommendations to the
(c) This chapter may not be construed to limit the rights of the
school employer and the exclusive representative to mutually agree to
the matters authorized under
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001] (a)
(a)(10), as amended by this act, applies only to a
collective bargaining agreement between an employer school
corporation and an exclusive representative that is entered into
after June 30, 2001.
(b) This SECTION expires June 30, 2006.