Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 20-28-6-8.

Synopsis: Indefinite teacher contracts. Removes the age limit for teachers who hold an indefinite contract.

Effective: July 1, 2010.

Smith V

    January 5, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.


Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)

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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 20-28-6-8; (10)IN1005.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-28-6-8, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 12, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 8. (a) An individual who:
        (1) serves under contract as a teacher in a public school corporation for at least five (5) successive years; and
        (2) at any time enters into a teacher's contract for further service with the school corporation;
becomes, by entering into the contract described in subdivision (2), a permanent teacher of the school corporation. When a contract between the school corporation and a permanent teacher expires by the contract's terms, the contract is considered to continue indefinitely as an indefinite contract.
    (b) An indefinite contract remains in force until the permanent teacher becomes seventy-one (71) years of age, unless the indefinite contract is:
        (1) replaced by a new contract signed by both parties; or
        (2) canceled as provided in IC 20-28-7.