Introduced Version




Citations Affected: None (noncode).

Synopsis: School principal and superintendent licensing. Requires the professional standards board and the department of education to review licensing requirements for school principals and school corporation superintendents.

Effective: July 1, 2004.


    January 8, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.


Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)

PRINTING CODE. Amendments: Whenever an existing statute (or a section of the Indiana Constitution) is being amended, the text of the existing provision will appear in this style type, additions will appear in this style type, and deletions will appear in this style type.
Additions: Whenever a new statutory provision is being enacted (or a new constitutional provision adopted), the text of the new provision will appear in this style type. Also, the word NEW will appear in that style type in the introductory clause of each SECTION that adds a new provision to the Indiana Code or the Indiana Constitution.
Conflict reconciliation: Text in a statute in this style type or this style type reconciles conflicts between statutes enacted by the 2003 Regular Session of the General Assembly.


    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning education.

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

    SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004] (a) As used in this SECTION:
        (1) "board" refers to the professional standards board established by IC 20-1-1.4-2;
        (2) "department" refers to the department of education established by IC 20-1-1.1-2; and
        (3) "school administrator" refers to a school principal or school corporation superintendent.
    (b) The board and the department shall review the licensing requirements for school administrators, including whether it is necessary for an individual to be licensed as a teacher before being licensed as a school administrator.
    (c) In conducting the review required under subsection (b), the board and the department shall gather information from as many sources as is practicable, including the following:
        (1) Licensing qualifications in other states.
        (2) Research data, including research concerning the characteristics and qualifications of successful school

        (3) Information submitted by interested parties, including information received in public hearings.
    (d) Before December 1, 2005, the board and the department:
        (1) shall compile the information gathered under subsection (c); and
        (2) may make recommendations that are supported by findings of fact;
in a report submitted to the executive director of the legislative services agency in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6-4.
    (e) This SECTION expires December 31, 2005.