Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 172

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 20-28-6-1.

Synopsis: Teacher shortages. Allows the governing body of a school corporation or an accredited nonpublic school to hire an individual who is in the process of obtaining a teacher's license under the transition to teaching program, if the individual: (1) is obtaining a license in a subject area; or (2) will be teaching in a school that is located in a geographic area; in which there is an insufficient supply of licensed teachers, as designated by the state board of education.

Effective: July 1, 2006.





Lubbers




    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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SENATE BILL No. 172



    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 20-28-6-1; (06)IN0172.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-28-6-1, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 12, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 1. (a) Not later than ten (10) days after a request from the governing body, the superintendent of a school corporation shall make a report on an individual being considered by the school corporation for either a teaching appointment or an indefinite contract as described in section 8 of this chapter. The report must contain information on the individual's teaching preparation, experience, and license.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (d), the governing body of a school corporation may not employ an individual who receives an initial standard or reciprocal license after March 31, 1988, for a teaching appointment under this chapter unless the individual:
        (1) has successfully completed a beginning teacher internship program, under IC 20-6.1-8 (repealed); or
        (2) has at least two (2) years teaching experience outside Indiana.
    (c) This section does not prevent the granting of additional authority in the selection or employment of teachers to a superintendent of a

school corporation by the rules of the school corporation.
     (d) This subsection applies only to:
        (1) a geographic area; or
        (2) a subject area;
that is designated by the state board as having an insufficient supply of licensed teachers. The governing body of a school corporation or the appointing authority of an accredited nonpublic school may employ an individual who is in the process of obtaining a license to teach in a public school in Indiana under the transition to teaching program established by IC 20-28-4-2 if the individual is hired to teach in a subject area or a geographic area to which this subsection applies.
    (e)
An individual described in subsection (d) must complete the transition to teaching program not later than three (3) years after beginning to teach under subsection (d).