Reprinted

January 31, 2002





HOUSE BILL No. 1264

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DIGEST OF HB 1264 (Updated January 30, 2002 4:33 PM - DI 69)



Citations Affected: IC 20-10.1.

Synopsis: School instructional days. Provides that a public school having a longer school day than the statute requires may conduct specified activities other than student instruction during up to five full days of the 180 day school year until June 30, 2005.

Effective: July 1, 2002.





Porter , Kersey




    January 14, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
    January 23, 2002, reported _ Do Pass.
    January 30, 2002, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

January 31, 2002

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1264



    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 20-10.1-2-1; (02)HB1264.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-10.1-2-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 1. (a) A school year is the period of time beginning after June 30 of each year and ending before July 1 of the following year, except when a different period is specified for a particular purpose.
    (b) A student instructional day in grades 1 through 6 consists of a minimum of five (5) hours of instructional time. A student instructional day in grades 7 through 12 consists of a minimum of six (6) hours of instructional time. For purposes of this section, instructional time is time in which students are participating in an approved course, curriculum, or educationally related activity under the direction of a teacher, including a reasonable amount of passing time between classes. However, instructional time does not include lunch or recess.
    (c) For the 1987-88 school year, each school corporation shall conduct at least one hundred seventy-five (175) student instructional days. For the 1988-89 school year and each school year after that, Subject to section 1.1 of this chapter, each school corporation shall

conduct at least one hundred eighty (180) student instructional days. No later than June 15 of each school year, the superintendent of each school corporation shall certify to the department the number of student instructional days conducted during that school year. The certification of days must include information pertaining to the activities conducted on the days described in section 1.1 of this chapter.
    (d) If a school corporation fails to conduct the minimum number of student instructional days during a school year as required under subsection (c), the department shall reduce the August tuition support distribution to that school corporation by an amount determined as follows:
        (1) For the 1987-88 school year, the amount determined under STEP THREE of the following formula:
            STEP ONE: Divide the amount of the total tuition support allocated to the school corporation for the 1987-88 school year by one hundred seventy-five (175).
            STEP TWO: Subtract the number of student instructional days that the school corporation conducted from one hundred seventy-five (175).
            STEP THREE: Multiply the amount determined under STEP ONE by the amount determined under STEP TWO.
        (2) For the 1988-89 school year and each school year after that, the amount determined under STEP NINE of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Determine the remainder of:
            (A) (1) the amount of the total tuition support allocated to the school corporation for the particular school year; minus
            (B) (2) that part of the total tuition support allocated to the school corporation for that school year with respect to student instructional days one hundred seventy-six (176) through one hundred eighty (180).
        STEP TWO: Subtract the number of student instructional days that the school corporation conducted from one hundred eighty (180).
        STEP THREE: Determine the lesser of five (5) or the remainder determined under STEP TWO.
        STEP FOUR: Divide the amount subtracted under STEP ONE(B) by five (5).
        STEP FIVE: Multiply the quotient determined under STEP FOUR by the number determined under STEP THREE.
        STEP SIX: Subtract the number determined under STEP THREE from the remainder determined under STEP TWO.


        STEP SEVEN: Divide the remainder determined under STEP ONE by one hundred seventy-five (175).
        STEP EIGHT: Multiply the quotient determined under STEP SEVEN by the remainder determined under STEP SIX.
        STEP NINE: Add the product determined under STEP FIVE to the product determined under STEP EIGHT.
    (e) The department may grant a waiver of the penalty imposed under subsection (d) for a particular number of cancelled canceled student instructional days if:
        (1) the school corporation applies to the department for a waiver of the penalty imposed under subsection (d) for a specific number of cancelled canceled student instructional days; and
        (2) each of the particular number of student instructional days requested to be waived under this subsection was cancelled due to extraordinary circumstances.
    (f) The department shall develop guidelines for school corporations to apply for a waiver under subsection (e).
SOURCE: IC 20-10.1-2-1.1; (02)HB1264.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 20-10.1-2-1.1 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 1.1. (a) This section applies to a public school that exceeds the student instructional day requirement described in section 1(b) of this chapter in a manner so that each instructional day is comprised of at least:
        (1) five (5) hours and eighteen (18) minutes for grade 1 through grade 6; or
        (2) six (6) hours and twenty-one (21) minutes for grade 7 through grade 12.
    (b) A school described in subsection (a) may use the equivalent of up to five (5) of the student instructional days described in section 1(c) of this chapter, including full days, to conduct one (1) or more of the following instead of student instruction:
        (1) Activities associated with the strategic and continuous school improvement and achievement plan under IC 20-10.2-3.
        (2) Professional development activities required under IC 20-1-1-6.5.
        (3) Parental involvement initiatives.
        (4) Community partnership activities.
        (5) Standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment alignment.
        (6) Any other activity associated with the implementation of IC 20-1-1-6.3, IC 20-1-1-6.5, or IC 20-10.2.
    (c) This section expires June 30, 2005.