SENATE BILL No. 172
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.
January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
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
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program, under IC 20-6.1-8 (repealed); or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).