Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 172

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 20-7.5-1-5.

Synopsis: Certificated employees on school committees. Limits the number of certificated employees that the exclusive representative may appoint to serve on statutory or locally created committees of a school corporation.

Effective: July 1, 2001.





Kenley




    January 8, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Pensions and Labor.







Introduced

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 education.

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

    SECTION 1. IC 20-7.5-1-5 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 this chapter.
        (2) Curriculum development and revision.
        (3) Textbook selection, subject to subdivision (10) concerning membership of certificated employees on a textbook adoption advisory committee.
        (4) Teaching methods.
        (5) Hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, assignment, and retention of certificated employees, and changes to any of the requirements set forth in IC 20-6.1-4.
        (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 his the superintendent's designee from making recommendations to the school employer.
    (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 IC 20-6.1-4-14.5.
    SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001] (a) IC 20-7.5-1-5 (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.