I move that House Bill 1812 be amended to read as follows:
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uniform to school on a day that the
organization has a
(5) Provide for the enforcement of the school uniform policy.
Sec. 3. (a) The school uniform policy must be clearly written.
(b) The school uniform must be reasonably designed to achieve
the following purposes:
(1) Foster the educational process by providing a school
environment that does the following:
(A) Focuses on the classroom and on the learning process.
(B) Improves student behavior.
(C) Promotes school pride.
(D) Reduces distractions.
(2) Provide a safer and more secure school environment.
(3) Promote parental and community involvement in the
Sec. 4. Before a governing body adopts a school uniform policy
under this chapter, the governing body must do the following:
(1) Consult with teachers, principals, parents, students, school and community organizations, and vendors about:
(A) the proposed school uniform policy;
(B) the components and design of the proposed school uniform; and
(C) programs that are designed to assist students who are eligible for free or reduced price school lunches in obtaining free or reduced price school uniforms at no expense to the school corporation.
(2) Hold a public hearing on the proposed school uniform
policy and school uniform.
Sec. 5. The governing body shall establish or ensure the
establishment of a program to assist students who are eligible for
free or reduced price school lunches in obtaining school uniforms
free or at a reduced cost. The program may:
(1) not require expenditures by the school corporation of
money acquired from state or local taxes; and
(2) be provided by an individual or organization other than the school corporation.
Sec. 6. At least one (1) month before the beginning of a school
year when the school uniform policy is in effect, a school
corporation shall give written notice to the parent of a student who is required to wear a school uniform. The written notice must contain the following information:
(1) The requirements of the school uniform policy.
(2) The specifications of the school uniform.
(3) Procedures, prices, vendors, and other useful information for obtaining school uniforms.
(4) The availability of an exemption from the dress code.
(5) The availability of free or reduced price school uniforms for students who are also eligible for free or reduced price school lunches.
(6) Other information that may be useful to students and
Sec. 7. A school uniform designated under this chapter is
considered clothing for purposes of IC 12- 20 for students who are
enrolled in a school having a designated school uniform".
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to HB 1812 as reprinted February 9, 2005.)