HB 2126-1_ Filed 04/09/2001, 09:50
that Engrossed House Bill 2126 be amended to read as follows:
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"SECTION 1. IC 20-10.1-30 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]:
Chapter 30. School Psychologist and School Social Worker
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "fund" refers to the school
psychologist and school social worker fund established by section
4 of this chapter.
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "grant" refers to a grant from
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "school psychologist and school
social worker program" refers to a program carried out under
(1) for kindergarten through grade 12; and
(2) by a licensed school psychologist or school social worker.
Sec. 4. (a) The school psychologist and school social worker
fund is established. The money in the fund shall be used to develop
school psychologist and school social worker program models in
a limited number of school corporations as determined by the
department under this chapter. If a school corporation is awarded
a grant under this chapter, the school corporation must:
(1) agree to evaluate the impact and results of the school
corporation's program; and
(2) submit the school corporation's findings to the
(b) The department shall administer the fund.
(c) The fund consists of:
(1) gifts to the fund;
(2) appropriations from the general assembly;
(3) grants, including grants from private entities;
(4) proceeds from the sale of license plates as determined by
(5) a combination of the resources described in subdivisions
(1), (2), (3), and (4).
Sec. 5. Subject to section 6 of this chapter, for a school
corporation to be eligible to receive a grant under this chapter, the
following must occur:
(1) The superintendent of the school corporation must apply
to the department for a grant on forms provided by the
(2) The application for a grant must include the following
(A) A detailed description of a proposal for initiating or
expanding a school psychologist and school social worker
(B) Evidence supporting the school corporation's need to
implement the school psychologist and school social
(C) The number of school psychologists and school social
workers employed by the school corporation.
(D) The school psychologist/student ratio and the school
social worker/student ratio for the school corporation.
(E) Any other pertinent information required by the
department, including evidence guaranteeing that if the
school corporation receives a grant under this chapter, the
school corporation has developed a plan to evaluate the
effect and results of the school corporation's program.
Sec. 6. Upon review of the applications received under section
5 of this chapter and receipt of the recommendations from the
advisory committee established under section 10 of this chapter,
the department may award grants to school corporations subject
to available money and in accordance with the following priorities:
(1) To the extent possible, to achieve geographic balance
throughout Indiana and to include urban, suburban, and
rural school corporations.
(2) To address a documented need for new or expanded
school psychologist and school social worker programs,
including considering the percentage of students within the
school corporation who are designated as at-risk students
under IC 21-3-1.8-1.1.
(3) To promote innovative methods for initiating or
expanding school psychologist and school social worker
(4) To reward school corporations that propose school
psychologist and school social worker programs that
demonstrate the greatest potential for replication and
implementation in Indiana.
(5) To lower school psychologist/student ratios and school
social worker/student ratios where the ratios are excessively
Sec. 7. (a) Subject to subsection (b), the department shall
determine the amount of each grant that is awarded under this
(b) A grant to a particular school corporation may not exceed:
(1) fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) for each full-time school
psychologist or school social worker for each academic year,
or seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) for each
full-time school psychologist or school social worker for each
(2) the following total grant awards as each relates to the
ADM (as defined in IC 21-3-1.6-1.1(d)) of the school
corporation at the time the school corporation applies for the
(A) For a school corporation with an ADM of not more
than five thousand (5,000), seventy-five thousand dollars
(B) For a school corporation with an ADM of at least five
thousand one (5,001) and not more than nine thousand
nine hundred ninety-nine (9,999), one hundred twenty
thousand dollars ($120,000).
(C) For a school corporation with an ADM of at least ten
thousand (10,000), one hundred eighty thousand dollars
Sec. 8. A grant received by a school corporation may be
expended by the school corporation for a twenty-four (24) month
period and may be granted for two (2) academic years.
Sec. 9. The department shall develop guidelines necessary to
implement this chapter.
Sec. 10. (a) An advisory committee composed of five (5)
members is established.
(b) The state superintendent shall appoint the members of the
(c) The state superintendent shall:
(1) convene the advisory committee; and
(2) act as chairman of the advisory committee.
The state superintendent may not be a member of the advisory
(d) An employee of:
(1) the governor; or
(2) the department of education;
is eligible for appointment to the advisory committee.
(e) A member of the advisory committee serves at the pleasure
of the appointing authority.
(f) A member of the advisory committee is not entitled to the
(1) The minimum salary per diem provided in
(2) Reimbursement for traveling expenses and other expenses
actually incurred in connection with the member's duties.
(g) The advisory committee shall do the following:
(1) Assist the department in developing the guidelines
described in section 9 of this chapter.
(2) Establish standards for qualifying for a grant under this
(3) Review grant applications and make recommendations to
the state superintendent concerning the awarding of grants.
(4) Evaluate the effect and results of the various school
psychologist and school social worker programs receiving
grants under this chapter.".
(Reference is to EHB 2126 as printed April 6, 2001.)
MO212601/DI 97 2001