SB 338-1_ Filed 04/08/2013, 09:41
Your Committee on Education , to which was referred Senate Bill 338 , has had
the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the House with the
recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:
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paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 2-5-37.3; (13)CR033802.1. -->
"SECTION 1. IC 2-5-37.3 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
Chapter 37.3. Commission on Education Study Committee
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter "commission" refers to the
commission on education established by section 2 of this chapter.
Sec. 2. The commission on education is established to study the
(1) The development of definitions of excused and unexcused
absences from school.
(2) The effectiveness of voluntary agreements between school
corporations and courts having juvenile jurisdiction in
providing court supervised educational programs, alternative
programs, or diversion programs for students who are
habitually truant, suspended, or expelled from school,
(A) the number and types of agreements and programs in
(B) the effects of the programs on families and students;
(C) the success of the programs in reintegrating students
into the classroom.
(3) Evidence based practices and model programs for
reducing absenteeism and supporting student engagement and
(4) The feasibility of modifying Temporary Assistance for
Needy Families (TANF) program eligibility for households to
include school attendance requirements for students.
(5) Any other issue related to student absenteeism.
Sec. 3. (a) The commission consists of the following voting
(1) The members of the senate education and career
(2) The members of the house of representatives education
(b) The chairperson of the senate education and career
development committee and the chairperson of the house of
representatives education committee shall serve as co-chairpersons
of the commission.
Sec. 4. The commission shall annually submit the commission's
final report to the legislative council in an electronic format under
IC 5-14-6 not later than December 1.
Sec. 5. The affirmative votes of a majority of the voting
members of the commission are required for the commission to
take action on any measure, including final reports.
Sec. 6. Each member of the commission who is a member of the
general assembly is entitled to receive the same per diem, mileage,
and travel allowances paid to legislative members of interim study
committees established by the legislative council. Per diem,
mileage, and travel allowances paid under this section shall be paid
from appropriations made to the legislative council or the
legislative services agency.
Sec. 7. The commission shall operate under the policies
governing study committees adopted by the legislative council.
Sec. 8. The legislative services agency shall staff the committee.
Sec. 9. This chapter expires January 1, 2015.".
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Page 1, line 1, delete "IC 20-18-2-2.7" and insert "IC 20-18-2-2.6".
Page 1, line 3, delete "2.7." and insert " 2.6.".
Page 1, line 9, delete "IC 20-19-3-12" and insert "IC 20-19-3-12.2".
Page 1, line 11, delete "12." and insert " 12.2.".
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SOURCE: IC 20-24-4-1.5; (13)CR033802.5. -->
"SECTION 5. IC 20-24-4-1.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 1.5. (a) Before an authorizer
may issue a charter to an organizer that has had its charter
terminated or has been informed that its charter will not be
renewed by the organizer's current authorizer, the authorizer must
request to have the proposal reviewed by the state board at a
hearing. The state board shall conduct a hearing in which the
authorizer must present information indicating that the organizer's
proposal is substantively different from the organizer's current
proposal with its current authorizer.
(b) After the state board conducts a hearing under subsection
(a), the state board shall either approve or deny the proposal. If the
proposal is denied by the state board, the authorizer may not issue
a charter to the organizer.".
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SOURCE: IC 20-31-5-4; (13)CR033802.6. -->
"SECTION 6. IC 20-31-5-4, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION
15, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1,
2013]: Sec. 4. (a) A plan must:
(1) state objectives for a three (3) year period; and
(2) be annually reviewed and revised to accomplish the
achievement objectives of the school.
(b) A plan must establish objectives for the school to achieve.
(c) This subsection does not apply to a school that is designated
in the top two (2) categories or designations of school improvement
under IC 20-31-8-4 in the year immediately preceding the year in
which the school's initial plan is implemented. These achievement
objectives must be consistent with academic standards and include
improvement in at least the following areas:
(1) Attendance rate, as set forth in the plan developed under
(2) The educational needs of students who have been
identified to be chronically absent or habitually truant from
(2) (3) The percentage of students meeting academic standards
under the ISTEP program (IC 20-31-3 and IC 20-32-5).
(3) (4) For a secondary school, graduation rate.
(c) (d) A plan must address the learning needs of all students,
including programs and services for exceptional learners.
(d) (e) A plan must specify how and to what extent the school
expects to make continuous improvement in all areas of the education
system where results are measured by setting benchmarks for progress
on an individual school basis.
(e) (f) A plan must note specific areas where improvement is needed
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SECTION 7. IC 20-31-5-6, AS AMENDED BY P.L.66-2009,
SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 6. (a) This section does not apply to a school
that is designated in the top two (2) categories or designations of
school improvement under IC 20-31-8-4 in the year immediately
preceding the year in which the school's initial plan is
implemented. A plan must contain the following components for the
(1) A list of the statutes and rules that the school wishes to have
suspended from operation for the school.
(2) A description of the curriculum and information concerning
the location of a copy of the curriculum that is available for
inspection by members of the public.
(3) A description and name of the assessments that will be used
in the school in addition to ISTEP program assessments.
(4) A plan to be submitted to the governing body and made
available to all interested members of the public in an easily
(5) A provision to maximize parental participation in the school,
which may include providing parents with:
(A) access to learning aids to assist students with school work
(B) information on home study techniques; and
(C) access to school resources.
(6) For a secondary school, a provision to do the following:
(A) Offer courses that allow all students to become eligible to
receive an academic honors diploma.
(B) Encourage all students to earn an academic honors
diploma or complete the Core 40 curriculum.
(7) A provision to maintain a safe and disciplined learning
environment for students and teachers that complies with the
governing body's plan for improving student behavior and
discipline developed under IC 20-26-5-32.
(8) A provision for the coordination of technology initiatives and
ongoing professional development activities.
(b) If, for a purpose other than a plan under this chapter, a school
has developed materials that are substantially similar to a component
listed in subsection (a), the school may substitute those materials for
the component listed in subsection (a).".
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Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to SB 338 as printed February 22, 2013.)
and when so amended that said bill do pass.
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