SENATE BILL No. 224
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.
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. 224
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 20-19-2-21; (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
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
(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
(6) IC 20-28-7-14 (void teacher contract when two (2) contracts
(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
(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
(19) IC 20-33-7 (parental access to education records).
(20) IC 20-31 (accountability for school performance and
(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