Introduced Version

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HOUSE BILL No. 1443

DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL

** Synopsis:** School instructional time. Provides that a school
corporation shall conduct at least: (1) 900 hours of instructional time
for students in grades 1 through 6; and (2) 1,080 hours of instructional
time for students in grades 7 through 12. Modifies the formula for
determining the reduction in the August tuition support distribution to
a school corporation that fails to conduct the minimum number of
student instructional days during a school term. Provides a formula for
determining the minimum number of student instructional days in a
school year.

** Effective:** July 1, 2011.

January 18, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.

Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)

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A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
education.

SOURCE: IC 20-30-2-3; (11)IN1443.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-30-2-3, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION
14, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1,
2011]: Sec. 3. For each school year, a school corporation shall conduct
at least: ~~one~~ ~~hundred~~ ~~eighty~~ ~~(180)~~ ~~student~~ ~~instructional~~ ~~days.~~

** (1) nine hundred (900) hours of student instructional time for
grades 1 through 6; and**

(2) one thousand eighty (1,080) hours of student instructional time for grades 7 through 12.

Not later than June 15 of each school year, the superintendent of each school corporation shall certify to the department the number of student instructional days conducted during that school year.

(2) one thousand eighty (1,080) hours of student instructional time for grades 7 through 12.

Not later than June 15 of each school year, the superintendent of each school corporation shall certify to the department the number of student instructional days conducted during that school year.

SOURCE: IC 20-30-2-4; (11)IN1443.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 20-30-2-4, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION
14, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1,
2011]: Sec. 4. If a school corporation fails to conduct the minimum
number of student instructional days during a school year as required
under section ~~3~~ ** 7 **of this chapter, the department shall reduce the
August tuition support distribution to that school corporation for a

school year by an amount determined as follows:

STEP ONE: Determine ~~the~~ ~~remainder~~ ~~of:~~ ~~(A)~~ ~~the~~ ~~amount~~ ~~of~~ ~~the~~
~~total~~ ~~tuition~~ ~~support~~ ~~allocated~~ ~~to~~ ~~the~~ ~~school~~ ~~corporation~~ ~~for~~ ~~the~~
~~particular~~ ~~school~~ ~~year;~~ ~~minus~~ ~~(B)~~ ~~that~~ ~~part~~ ~~of~~ ~~the~~ ~~total~~ ~~tuition~~
~~support~~ ~~allocated~~ ~~to~~ ~~the~~ ~~school~~ ~~corporation~~ ~~for~~ ~~that~~ ~~school~~ ~~year~~
~~with~~ ~~respect~~ ~~to~~ ~~student~~ ~~instructional~~ ~~days~~ ~~one~~ ~~hundred~~ ~~seventy-six~~
~~(176)~~ ~~through~~ ~~one~~ ~~hundred~~ ~~eighty~~ ~~(180).~~ ** the amount of the total
tuition support allocated to the school corporation for each
day of the particular school year.**

STEP TWO: Subtract the number of student instructional days
that the school corporation conducted from ~~one~~ ~~hundred~~ ~~eighty~~
~~(180).~~** the number of student instructional days required
under section 7 of this chapter.**

STEP THREE: ~~Determine~~ ~~the~~ ~~lesser~~ ~~of~~ ~~five~~ ~~(5)~~ ~~or~~ ~~the~~ ~~remainder~~
~~determined~~ ~~under~~ ~~STEP~~ ~~TWO.~~ ** Multiply the amount determined
under STEP ONE by the remainder determined under STEP
TWO.**

~~STEP~~ ~~FOUR:~~ ~~Divide~~** **~~the~~ ~~amount~~ ~~subtracted~~** **~~under~~ ~~STEP~~ ~~ONE(B)~~**
**~~by~~ ~~five~~ ~~(5).~~

~~STEP~~ ~~FIVE:~~ ~~Multiply~~ ~~the~~ ~~quotient~~ ~~determined~~ ~~under~~ ~~STEP~~ ~~FOUR~~
~~by~~ ~~the~~ ~~number~~ ~~determined~~ ~~under~~ ~~STEP~~ ~~THREE.~~

~~STEP~~ ~~SIX:~~ ~~Subtract~~ ~~the~~ ~~number~~ ~~determined~~ ~~under~~ ~~STEP~~ ~~THREE~~
~~from~~ ~~the~~ ~~remainder~~ ~~determined~~ ~~under~~ ~~STEP~~ ~~TWO.~~

~~STEP~~ ~~SEVEN:~~ ~~Divide~~ ~~the~~ ~~remainder~~ ~~determined~~ ~~under~~ ~~STEP~~
~~ONE~~ ~~by~~ ~~one~~ ~~hundred~~ ~~seventy-five~~ ~~(175).~~

~~STEP~~ ~~EIGHT:~~ ~~Multiply~~ ~~the~~ ~~quotient~~ ~~determined~~ ~~under~~ ~~STEP~~
~~SEVEN~~ ~~by~~ ~~the~~ ~~remainder~~ ~~determined~~ ~~under~~ ~~STEP~~ ~~SIX.~~

~~STEP~~ ~~NINE:~~ ~~Add~~ ~~the~~ ~~product~~ ~~determined~~ ~~under~~ ~~STEP~~ ~~FIVE~~ ~~to~~
~~the~~ ~~product~~ ~~determined~~ ~~under~~ ~~STEP~~ ~~EIGHT.~~

SOURCE: IC 20-30-2-7; (11)IN1443.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 20-30-2-7, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION
14, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1,
2011]: Sec. 7.** **The minimum ~~length~~ ~~for~~ ** number of student
instructional days in **a school term is ~~nine~~ ~~(9)~~ ~~months.~~ ** determined as
follows:**

(1) For grades 1 through 6:

STEP ONE: Subtract nine hundred (900) from the total annual number of student instructional hours conducted by a school corporation in grades 1 through 6.

STEP TWO: Divide the remainder determined in STEP ONE by ten (10).

STEP THREE: Subtract the quotient determined in STEP TWO from one hundred eighty (180).

STEP FOUR: Round the remainder determined in STEP THREE down to the nearest whole number.

(2) For grades 7 through 12:

STEP ONE: Subtract one thousand eighty (1,080) from the total annual number of student instructional hours conducted by a school corporation in grades 7 through 12.

STEP TWO: Divide the remainder determined in STEP ONE by twelve (12).

STEP THREE: Subtract the quotient determined in STEP TWO from one hundred eighty (180).

STEP FOUR: Round the remainder determined in STEP THREE down to the nearest whole number.

(1) For grades 1 through 6:

STEP ONE: Subtract nine hundred (900) from the total annual number of student instructional hours conducted by a school corporation in grades 1 through 6.

STEP TWO: Divide the remainder determined in STEP ONE by ten (10).

STEP THREE: Subtract the quotient determined in STEP TWO from one hundred eighty (180).

STEP FOUR: Round the remainder determined in STEP THREE down to the nearest whole number.

(2) For grades 7 through 12:

STEP ONE: Subtract one thousand eighty (1,080) from the total annual number of student instructional hours conducted by a school corporation in grades 7 through 12.

STEP TWO: Divide the remainder determined in STEP ONE by twelve (12).

STEP THREE: Subtract the quotient determined in STEP TWO from one hundred eighty (180).

STEP FOUR: Round the remainder determined in STEP THREE down to the nearest whole number.