Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 20-19-2-11.

Synopsis: School improvement plan. Requires an employees' association for a school administered by the department of correction, the School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, or the School for the Deaf to demonstrate support for the professional development program that is part of the school improvement plan before the school improvement plan may be approved by the state board of education.

Effective: July 1, 2011.


    January 20, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.


First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)

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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 20-19-2-11; (11)IN1580.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-19-2-11, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 11. (a) As used in this section, "plan" refers to a strategic and continuous school improvement and achievement plan developed under IC 20-31-5.
    (b) A plan must:
        (1) conform to the requirements of IC 20-31-5; and
        (2) include a professional development program that conforms to IC 20-20-31.
    (c) The governing body may do the following for a school that participates in a plan:
        (1) Invoke a waiver of a rule adopted by the state board under IC 20-31-5-5(b).
        (2) Develop a plan for the admission of students who do not reside in the school's attendance area but have legal settlement in the school corporation.
    (d) In approving a school corporation's actions under this section,

the state board shall consider whether the governing body has done the following:
        (1) Approved a school's plan.
        (2) Demonstrated the support of the:
exclusive representative; or
            (B) school employees' association in the case of a school improvement plan developed by a school administered by the department of correction under IC 11-10-5, the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired under IC 20-21-2, or the Indiana School for the Deaf under IC 20-22;

        only for the professional development program component of the plan.
    (e) The state board may waive any statute or rule relating to curriculum or textbook selection on behalf of a school in accordance with IC 20-31-5-5.
    (f) As part of the plan, the governing body may develop and implement a policy to do the following:
        (1) Allow the transfer of a student who resides in the school's attendance area but whose parent requests that the student attend another school in the school corporation of legal settlement.
        (2) Inform parents of their rights under this section.
    (g) The state board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to implement this section.