Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1188

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 21-43-9.

Synopsis: College head start program. Establishes the college head start program to enable certain students in grades 11 and 12 to complete certain dual credit courses while in high school.

Effective: July 1, 2009.





Porter




    January 12, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.







Introduced

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1188



    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 21-43-9; (09)IN1188.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 21-43-9 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]:
     Chapter 9. College Head Start Program
    Sec. 1. This chapter applies to a program made available by a public high school or through cooperatives of public high schools and is in addition to the programs described in IC 21-43-4, IC 21-43-5, and IC 21-43-6.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "eligible student" refers to a secondary school student in grade 11 or 12 who is on track to graduate based upon the student's academic credits earned and graduation examination results.
    Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "program" refers to the college head start program established by section 5 of this chapter.
    Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "qualified teacher" refers to a teacher who holds any of the following teaching licenses:
        (1) Proficient practitioner.
        (2) Accomplished practitioner.
        (3) Standard.
        (4) Professional.
    Sec. 5. The college head start program is established to enable eligible students to complete certain core dual credit courses while in high school.
    Sec. 6. The commission for higher education shall identify at least thirty (30) courses, including a series of college general education courses most frequently taken by college undergraduates in their first two (2) years of college, from the core transfer library established under IC 21-42-5 to be included in the program as course offerings to eligible students.
    Sec. 7. (a) Courses under the program shall be taught by qualified teachers.
    (b) Courses under the program may be delivered through distance learning technologies at a public high school site so long as there is an onsite eligible teacher who is qualified in the subject area of the course monitoring the delivery of instruction and assisting in the student's academic progress in the course.
    (c) The commission for higher education and the state board may jointly approve distance learning providers of dual credit courses that are not eligible institutions.

     Sec. 8. (a) Qualified teachers must participate in professional development activities, as determined jointly by the eligible institution offering the course, the school corporation, and the exclusive representative of the school corporation.
    (b) If a qualified teacher is required to participate in professional development activities under subsection (a), the qualified teacher is entitled to compensation for the professional development time under IC 20-29.

     Sec. 9. Course grades earned under the program by an eligible student shall be included on the student's high school transcript, which shall be sufficient record for purposes of a student's application and admission consideration to any of the eligible institutions.