SENATE BILL No. 13
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 20-29-6-7.
Synopsis: Teachers on school committees. Limits the number of
teachers the exclusive representative may appoint to serve on statutory
or locally created committees of a school corporation.
Effective: July 1, 2009.
January 7, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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SENATE BILL No. 13
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 20-29-6-7; (09)IN0013.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-29-6-7, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION
13, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1,
2009]: Sec. 7. (a) A school employer shall discuss with the exclusive
representative of certificated employees the items listed in subsection
(b) A school employer may but is not required to bargain
collectively, negotiate, or enter into a written contract concerning, be
subject to, or enter into impasse procedures on the following matters:
(1) Working conditions, other than those provided in section 4 of
(2) Curriculum development and revision.
(3) Textbook selection, subject to subdivision (10) concerning
membership of teachers on a textbook adoption advisory
(4) Teaching methods.
(5) Hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, assignment, and
retention of certificated employees, and changes to any of the
requirements set forth in IC 20-28-6 through IC 20-28-8.
(6) Student discipline.
(7) Expulsion or supervision of students.
(8) Pupil/teacher ratio.
(9) Class size or budget appropriations.
(10) Appointment by the exclusive representative of teachers
to serve on statutory or locally created committees of the
school corporation. A contract entered into under this section
must provide that the percentage of teacher positions the
exclusive representative may appoint to serve on a committee
may not exceed the percentage of teachers in the school
corporation who are members of the exclusive representative.
If multiplying the number of teacher positions on the
committee by the percentage of teachers in the school
corporation who are members of the exclusive representative
does not produce a whole number, the product must be
rounded up to the nearest whole number. The percentage of
positions applies to the number of teacher positions on a
committee and not to the total number of positions on a
(c) Items included in the 1972-1973 agreements between an
employer school corporation and the school employee organization
continue to be bargainable.
SOURCE: ; (09)IN0013.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009] (a) IC 20-29-6-7(b)(10),
as added by this act, applies only to a collective bargaining
agreement between a school employer (as defined in IC 20-29-2-15)
and an exclusive representative that is entered into after June 30,
(b) This SECTION expires June 30, 2012.