HOUSE BILL No. 1580
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
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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HOUSE BILL No. 1580
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
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
(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
(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
(1) Approved a school's plan.
(2) Demonstrated the support of the:
(A) 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
only for the professional development program component of the
(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