SENATE BILL No. 630
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
Effective: July 1, 2005.
January 24, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
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
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.