school, implement at least one (1) of the options listed in
(c) Unless the school is closed or merged,
a the state board shall
publish a notice in accordance with IC 5-3-1 specifying its intent to
turn the public school into a turnaround academy in each county
in which the school corporation is located. The notice must include
the name and address of the affected school, a description of the
actions the state board is taking with respect to the school, and a
description of the method that voters may use to object to the
school becoming a turnaround academy.
(d) If not later than thirty (30) days after all required notices are published under this section at least a number of registered voters in the affected school corporation equal to two percent (2%) of the total votes cast at the last election for secretary of state in the election district comprising the school corporation sign one (1) of one (1) or more petitions circulated and submitted to the circuit court clerk of the county with the largest number of registered voters in the school corporation requesting that a local public question concerning the establishment of a turnaround academy in the school corporation be placed on the ballot, the county election board in each county where the school corporation is located shall place the following question on the ballot in the school corporation during the next primary or general election:
"Shall a turnaround academy operated by a special management team assigned by the state board of education take over operation of the public school located at (insert name or number of the public school and the address of the public school)?".
The clerk of the county receiving the petitions shall certify a copy of the petitions to the clerk of each county in which the school corporation is located.
(e) A public question under this section shall be placed on the ballot in the election district comprising the school corporation in accordance with IC 3-10-9 and must be certified by the school corporation to the election board in accordance with IC 3-10-9-3.
(f) The clerk of the circuit court of a county holding an election under this chapter shall certify the results determined under IC 3-12-4-9 to the state board and the school corporation.
(g) If a public question under this section is placed on the ballot in a school corporation and a majority of the voters of the school corporation voting on the public question do not vote in favor of establishing a turnaround academy for the school, the state board may not establish a turnaround academy in the school and must use another option for school improvement expressed at the public hearing, and the state board may not establish a turnaround academy at the school for at least five (5) years after the year the public question is on the ballot.
(h) If a majority of the voters of the school corporation voting on the public question vote in favor of establishing a turnaround academy for the school, the school that is subject to improvement under this section becomes a turnaround academy under IC 20-31-9.5.".
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to ESB 384 as printed February 27, 2012.)