January 23, 2004





SENATE BILL No. 258

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DIGEST OF SB 258 (Updated January 21, 2004 3:50 pm - DI 71)



Citations Affected: Noncode.

Synopsis: No Child Left Behind waiver. Authorizes the department of education to seek waivers from provisions of the federal "No Child Left Behind" statutes that conflict with Indiana school accountability provisions if the United States Department of Education allows states to seek waivers.

Effective: July 1, 2004.





Kenley, Sipes, Rogers




    January 8, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
    January 22, 2004, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 23, 2004

Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)


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SENATE BILL No. 258



    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) The general assembly has determined that:
        (1) the provisions of P.L.221-1999 are a comprehensive and thorough education reform plan that set high academic standards in a manner uniquely tailored for Indiana; and
        (2) certain provisions of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2002 may conflict with or overlap with P.L.221-1999 in a manner that causes an unnecessary amount of bureaucracy and administrative confusion.
Therefore, if the United States Department of Education authorizes states to seek waivers from provisions of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2002, the Indiana department of education may, after consulting with the Indiana state board of education and the education roundtable, seek waivers for those provisions of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2002 that conflict with P.L.221-1999.
    (b) This SECTION expires June 30, 2009.