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.
January 8, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
January 22, 2004, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning education.
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.