Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 103

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 21-3-1.7-9.8.

Synopsis: Academic honors diploma awards. Requires a school corporation to use money received as an academic honors diploma award for expenditures directly related to the school corporation's academic honors diploma program unless the money is used to give a monetary award to a student who successfully completed the academic honors diploma program before calendar year 2006 and the school corporation had a policy before calendar year 2002 of communicating to students in grade 7, 8, or 9 that the students would receive a monetary award if the students successfully completed the academic honors diploma program.

Effective: January 1, 2002 (retroactive).





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    December 7, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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SENATE BILL No. 103



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

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

    SECTION 1. IC 21-3-1.7-9.8 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.291-2001, SECTION 98, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002 (RETROACTIVE)]: Sec. 9.8. (a) In addition to the distributions under sections 8, 9.5, and 9.7 of this chapter, a school corporation is eligible for an honors diploma award in the amount determined under STEP TWO of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Determine the number of the school corporation's eligible pupils who successfully completed an academic honors diploma program in the school year ending in the previous calendar year.
        STEP TWO: Multiply the STEP ONE amount by:
            (1) nine hundred forty-four dollars ($944) in 2002; and
            (2) nine hundred sixty-three dollars ($963) in 2003.
    (b) This subsection applies to an amount received by a school corporation under this section only if:
        (1) the governing body of a school corporation established a policy before January 1, 2002, of communicating orally or in

writing to pupils while the pupils were enrolled in grade 7, 8, or 9 in the school corporation that a pupil who successfully completes an academic honors diploma will receive a monetary academic honors diploma award; and
        (2) the amount received under this section is used to give a monetary academic honors diploma award to an eligible pupil who:
            (A) entered grade 9 in a school year beginning before calendar year 2002; and
            (B) successfully completes an academic honors diploma program in the school corporation in a school year ending before calendar year 2006.

Each year the governing body of a school corporation may use the money that the school corporation receives for an honors diploma award under this section to give nine hundred forty-four dollars ($944) in 2002 and nine hundred sixty-three dollars ($963) in 2003 to each eligible pupil in the school corporation who successfully completes an academic honors diploma program in the school year ending in the previous calendar year.
     (c) This subsection applies to an amount received by a school corporation under this section that is not given to an eligible pupil under subsection (b). An amount received by a school corporation as an honors diploma award shall be used only for:
        (1) staff training;
        (2) program development;
        (3) equipment and supply expenditures; or
        (4) other expenses;
directly related to the school corporation's academic honors diploma program.

    SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.