Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 20-30-2-2.

Synopsis: Student instructional days. Provides that: (1) three full school days when students are dismissed for staff professional development activities; and (2) one full school day when students are dismissed for parent-teacher conferences; count as student instructional days for purposes of the required 180 day school year. Voids provisions in the Indiana Administrative Code that allow partial school days used for parent-teacher conferences to count as partial student instructional days and that do not allow students to be dismissed for full days for parent-teacher conferences and staff professional development activities.

Effective: July 1, 2009.


    January 8, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.


First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)

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    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 20-30-2-2; (09)IN0320.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-30-2-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.242-2005, SECTION 15, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 2. (a) A student instructional day in grades 1 through 6 consists of at least five (5) hours of instructional time. Except as provided in subsection (b), a student instructional day in grades 7 through 12 consists of at least six (6) hours of instructional time.
    (b) An instructional day for a school flex program under section 2.2 of this chapter consists of a minimum of three (3) hours of instructional time.
     (c) A school corporation may dismiss students for:
        (1) three (3) full school days to conduct professional development activities; and
        (2) one (1) full school day to conduct parent-teacher conferences;
during a school year. All days during which students are dismissed under this subsection shall be counted as student instructional days under section 3 of this chapter.

SOURCE: ; (09)IN0320.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009] 511 IAC 6.1-3-1(f) and 511 IAC 6.1-3-1(g) are void. The publisher of the Indiana Administrative Code and Indiana Register shall remove these provisions from the Indiana Administrative Code.