Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 630

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 20-1-1.1-11.

Synopsis: Charter school review. Requires the department of education to conduct an evaluation and review of each charter school's program, academic achievement, and finances for each five years of operation. Requires a report to be submitted to the governor, superintendent of public instruction, the state budget agency, and the legislative council.

Effective: July 1, 2005.





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    January 24, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.







Introduced

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


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SENATE BILL No. 630



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

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

SOURCE: IC 20-1-1.1-11; (05)IN0630.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-1-1.1-11 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 11. (a) The department of education shall conduct an evaluation and review of each charter school's program, academic achievement, and finances for each five years of operation.
    (b) In carrying out the provisions of this section, the department shall prepare a report that focuses on the following areas:
        (1) Results of all standardized testing, including ISTEP and the graduation qualifying exam.
        (2) The educational methods and teaching methods employed.
        (3) Daily attendance records.
        (4) Graduation statistics (if appropriate), including attainment of Core 40 and academic honors diplomas.
        (5) Financial information.
    (c) The department of education may contract with an independent agency to conduct the evaluation and review. The sponsor of a charter school may not conduct the evaluation and

review required under this section.
    (d) The report described in subsection (b) shall be prepared based on the results of the evaluation and review conducted and submitted to the following:
        (1) The governor.
        (2) The superintendent of public instruction.
        (3) The state budget committee.
        (4) The legislative council in electronic form under IC 5-14-6.