January 6, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
January 8, 2004, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
January 15, 2004, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
January 16, 2004, engrossed.
January 20, 2004, read third time, passed. Yeas 46, nays 0.
February 4, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
February 19, 2004, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
February 20, 2004
Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)
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SENATE BILL No. 191
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SECTION 1. IC 20-8.1-15-10, AS ADDED BY P.L.81-2003,
SECTION 5, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 10. The graduation rate for a cohort in a high
school is the percentage determined under STEP SEVEN of the
STEP ONE: Determine the grade 9 enrollment at the beginning of
the reporting year three (3) years before the reporting year for
which the graduation rate is being determined.
STEP TWO: Add:
(A) the number determined under STEP ONE; and
(B) the number of students who:
(i) have enrolled in the high school after the date on which
the number determined under STEP ONE was determined;
(ii) have the same expected graduation year as the cohort.
STEP THREE: Add:
(A) the sum determined under STEP TWO; and
(B) the number of retained students from earlier cohorts who
became members of the cohort for whom the graduation rate
is being determined.
STEP FOUR: Add:
(A) the sum determined under STEP THREE; and
(B) the number of students who:
(i) began the reporting year in a cohort that expects to
graduate during a future reporting year; and
(ii) graduate during the current reporting year.
STEP FIVE: Subtract from the sum determined under STEP
FOUR the number of students who have left the cohort for any of
the following reasons:
(A) Transfer to another public or nonpublic school.
(B) Removal by the student's parents under IC 20-8.1-3-34 to
provide instruction equivalent to that given in the public
(C) Withdrawal because of a long term medical condition or
(D) Detention by a law enforcement agency or the department
(E) Placement by a court order or the division of family and
(F) Enrollment in a virtual school.
(G) Graduation before the beginning of the reporting year.
(H) Students who
have left school and whose location cannot
be determined. attended school in Indiana for less than one
(1) school year and who cannot be located.
(I) Students who cannot be located and have been reported
to the Indiana clearinghouse for information on missing
STEP SIX: Determine the total number of students who have
graduated during the current reporting year.
STEP SEVEN: Divide:
(A) the number determined under STEP SIX; by
(B) the remainder determined under STEP FIVE.
SECTION 2. IC 20-8.1-15-11, IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 11. If a student has left the school,
the student is not included in clauses (A) through (I) of STEP FIVE
of the formula established in section 10 of this chapter, and the
location of the student is unknown to the school, the principal shall
send a certified letter to the last known address of the student,
inquiring about the student's whereabouts and status. If the
certified letter fails to locate the student or if no response is
received, the principal may submit the student's information,
including last known address, parent or guardian name, student
testing number, and other pertinent data, to the state attendance
officer. The state attendance officer, using all available state data
and any other means available, shall attempt to locate the student
and report the student's location and school enrollment status to
the principal so that the principal can appropriately send student
records to the new school or otherwise document the student's