Citations Affected: IC 20-6.1; IC 20-10.1.
Synopsis: Joint summer school programs. Allows a school corporation
to enter into an agreement with other school corporations and
accredited nonpublic schools to provide joint summer school programs
for high school students. Allows the joint programs to be conducted by
state educational institutions and students to receive high school and
college credit for the programs. Requires the scorer of an examination
required for licensure as a teacher or school administrator to provide
certain information to an individual who did not pass all or part of the
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 9, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
January 30, 2003, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
February 13, 2003, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
February 14, 2003, engrossed.
February 20, 2003, read third time, passed. Yeas 49, nays 0.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
SECTION 1. IC 20-6.1-3-12 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2003]: Sec. 12. (a) This section applies to an examination that is
required for teacher licensure under this chapter.
(b) If an individual does not demonstrate the level of proficiency required to receive a license on all or a part of an examination, the examination's scorer must provide the individual with the individual's test scores, including subscores for each area tested.
SECTION 2. IC 20-6.1-4-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 8.
Service Teacher's Contract. (a) As used in this section, "teacher"
includes an individual who:
(1) holds a substitute teacher's license; and
(2) provides instruction in a joint summer school program under IC 20-10.1-7-12.5.
(b) The supplemental service teacher's contract shall be used when a teacher provides professional service in evening school or summer
school employment, except when a teacher or other person is employed
to supervise or conduct noncredit courses or activities.
(c) If a teacher serves more than one hundred twenty (120) days on a supplemental service teacher's contract in any school year, then sections 1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, and 15 of this chapter and IC 20-6.1-6-1 through IC 20-6.1-6-4 apply as they do to a teacher on a regular teacher's contract.
(d) The salary of a teacher on a supplemental service contract must equal the salary of a teacher on the regular salary schedule of the school corporation where the teacher will serve. Part-time service on the supplemental service contract is computed on the basis of six (6) hours as a full day of service.
SECTION 3. IC 20-10.1-7-12.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 12.5. (a) A school corporation may enter into an agreement with:
(1) another school corporation;
(2) an accredited nonpublic school; or
(3) entities described in both subdivisions (1) and (2);
to offer a joint summer school program for high school students under this section.
(b) An agreement under this section must:
(1) designate one (1) participating school corporation as the local education agency for the joint educational program; and
(2) specify how the costs of the joint summer school program, including compensation for teachers, will be allocated among the parties to the agreement.
(c) The parties to an agreement under subsection (a) may provide educational programs:
(1) that are not regularly provided as part of the established curriculum during the school year; and
(2) for which a student who successfully completes a program may receive high school and college credit under an articulation agreement or dual credit provision under IC 20-10.1-4.4-9, IC 20-12-1-9, or IC 20-12-17.1.
(d) Except as provided in subsection (e), an instructor for an educational program described in subsection (c) must be:
(1) licensed under IC 20-6.1; or
(2) granted a substitute teacher's license by the professional standards board.
(e) If the school superintendent of the school corporation that is the local education agency determines that there:
(1) is not a qualified licensed teacher available from the entities entering into an agreement under subsection (a); and
(2) is a qualified postsecondary instructor available;
to instruct in an educational program described under subsection (c), the superintendent may request the professional standards board to issue a substitute teacher's license to the instructor of an educational program described in subsection (c).
(f) If the professional standards board finds that there is not a qualified licensed teacher available from the entities entering into an agreement under subsection (a) to instruct in an educational program described under subsection (c), the professional standards board may issue a substitute teacher's license to the instructor of an educational program described in subsection (c).
(g) An instructor for an educational program described under subsection (c) must be compensated at the same rate as that determined for a teacher under IC 20-6.1-4-8 and the local education agency's contract with certificated employees.
(h) The board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to govern the distribution of state funds for purposes of this section.