Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 172




     AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

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

    SECTION 1. IC 20-28-1-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.246-2005, SECTION 133, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 2. "Applicant" refers to an applicant for:
        (1) a new license;
        (2) a renewal license; or
        (3) a substitute teacher certificate; or
        (4) a transition to teaching permit;

issued by the department.
    SECTION 2. IC 20-28-4-11 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 11. (a) This section applies only to:
        (1) a school corporation; or
        (2) a subject area;
that is designated by the state board as having an insufficient supply of licensed teachers.
    (b) The governing body of a school corporation or the appointing authority of an accredited nonpublic school may employ a program participant if the program participant is hired to teach in a subject area or a school corporation to which this section applies.
    (c) Before employing a program participant under subsection (b), the superintendent of the school corporation must make a determination that one (1) of the following conditions exists:
        (1) There is no fully certified and highly qualified teacher available for the position.
        (2) The program participant is the best qualified candidate for the position.
    (d) A program participant who is employed under this section is eligible to receive a transition to teaching permit. The transition to teaching permit is valid for three (3) years, and may not be renewed. IC 20-28-5-9 applies to a program participant who applies for a transition to teaching permit.
    (e) A program participant who is employed under this section:
        (1) shall enter into either:
            (A) a regular teacher's contract under IC 20-28-6-5; or
            (B) a temporary teacher's contract under IC 20-28-6-6, if replacing a teacher on a leave of absence;
        (2) is eligible to participate in a mentor teacher program; and
        (3) satisfies the field or classroom experience component of the program under section 4(3) of this chapter.
    (f) The state board:
        (1) shall review; and
        (2) may renew;
the designation of a school corporation or a subject area as having an insufficient supply of licensed teachers not more than two (2) years following the initial designation under subsection (a).




President of the Senate



President Pro Tempore



Speaker of the House of Representatives



Governor of the State of Indiana

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