Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 224

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 20-19-2-21; IC 20-24-8-5; IC 20-26-17.

Synopsis: Virtual education. Provides that the state board of education may require each student to complete at least one course through virtual learning before graduating from high school. Defines "virtual school". Sets forth requirements for virtual schools established by school corporations or charter schools.

Effective: July 1, 2009.





Lubbers




    January 7, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.







Introduced

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


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SENATE BILL No. 224



    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 20-19-2-21; (09)IN0224.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-19-2-21 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 21. The state board may adopt a rule under IC 4-22-2 mandating that each student complete at least one (1) course through virtual distance learning, online technology, or computer based instruction as a requirement for graduation from high school.
SOURCE: IC 20-24-8-5; (09)IN0224.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 20-24-8-5, AS AMENDED BY P.L.2-2006, SECTION 111, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 5. The following statutes and rules and guidelines adopted under the following statutes apply to a charter school:
        (1) IC 5-11-1-9 (required audits by the state board of accounts).
        (2) IC 20-39-1-1 (unified accounting system).
        (3) IC 20-35 (special education).
        (4) IC 20-26-5-10 and IC 20-28-5-9 (criminal history).
        (5) IC 20-26-5-6 (subject to laws requiring regulation by state

agencies).
        (6) IC 20-28-7-14 (void teacher contract when two (2) contracts are signed).
        (7) IC 20-28-10-12 (nondiscrimination for teacher marital status).
        (8) IC 20-28-10-14 (teacher freedom of association).
        (9) IC 20-28-10-17 (school counselor immunity).
        (10) For conversion charter schools only, IC 20-28-6, IC 20-28-7, IC 20-28-8, IC 20-28-9, and IC 20-28-10.
        (11) IC 20-33-2 (compulsory school attendance).
        (12) IC 20-33-3 (limitations on employment of children).
        (13) IC 20-33-8-19, IC 20-33-8-21, and IC 20-33-8-22 (student due process and judicial review).
        (14) IC 20-33-8-16 (firearms and deadly weapons).
        (15) IC 20-34-3 (health and safety measures).
        (16) IC 20-33-9 (reporting of student violations of law).
        (17) IC 20-30-3-2 and IC 20-30-3-4 (patriotic commemorative observances).
        (18) IC 20-31-3, IC 20-32-4, IC 20-32-5, IC 20-32-6, IC 20-32-8, or any other statute, rule, or guideline related to standardized testing (assessment programs, including remediation under the assessment programs).
        (19) IC 20-33-7 (parental access to education records).
        (20) IC 20-31 (accountability for school performance and improvement).
         (21) For virtual schools established by a charter school, IC 20-30-2-3 (number of student instructional days).

SOURCE: IC 20-26-17; (09)IN0224.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 20-26-17 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]:
     Chapter 17. Virtual Education
    Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "virtual school" means an entity that provides for the delivery of more than fifty percent (50%) of instruction to students through virtual distance learning, online technology, or computer based instruction.
    Sec. 2. A virtual school must comply with IC 20-30-2-3.
    Sec. 3. A school corporation or a charter school that enrolls a full-time student in a virtual school shall include the student in the ADM of the school corporation or charter school for funding purposes.