SB 89-7_ Filed 01/30/2012, 09:37 Kenley



    I move
that Senate Bill 89 be amended to read as follows:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 3; (12)MO008908.1. -->     Page 1, line 3, after "may" insert " include in the school corporation's curriculum as an elective course a study of world literature, including the Bible and other similar great works of literature. The school corporation may not offer this course as a mandatory course of study.
SOURCE: ; (12)MO008908.2. -->     SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012] (a) The department of education shall develop and present to the legislative council before January 1, 2013, a plan to implement the "Academic Study of Religion in Secondary Schools", which was implemented in Indiana in 1978, 1979, and 1980. The plan must do the following:
        (1) Address the following:
            (A) The training of prospective and current teachers.
            (B) Curriculum guidelines.
            (C) Teacher training materials.
            (D) Student learning materials.
            (E) Costs.
        (2) Follow guidelines established or implied by the United States Supreme Court on the teaching of religion in public schools.
        (3) Encourage variety in course programming, such as providing for courses to be offered as:
            (A) self-contained units within language arts, fine arts, or social studies curricula; or
            (B) part of an integrated program in humanities studies.
        (4) Address the need for teacher consultation and professional oversight and review concerning questions of interpretation and application to ensure that the plan is implemented constitutionally.
    (b) The plan shall be presented to the legislative council in electronic format under IC 5-14-6.
    (c) This SECTION expires July 1, 2013.
SOURCE: Page 1, line 4; (12)MO008908.1. -->     Page 1, delete lines 4 through 5.
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to SB 89 as printed January 27, 2012.)


Senator KENLEY

MO008908/DI 71