Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 491

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 20-31-8-4; IC 20-35-8-1.

Synopsis: Accountability for certain schools. Requires the state board of education to place the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Indiana School for the Deaf in a category or designation of school improvement annually, and to report the placement to the general assembly. Requires the results of statewide assessments, academic progress, grade level, and graduation date for a student placed in the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired or the Indiana School for the Deaf to be included in the accountability determinations for both the school corporation in which the student has legal settlement and the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired or the Indiana School for the Deaf, as applicable.

Effective: July 1, 2013.





Miller Pete




    January 14, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.







Introduced

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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SENATE BILL No. 491



    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 20-31-8-4; (13)IN0491.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-31-8-4, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 15, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 4. (a) The state board shall place each school in a category or designation of school improvement based on the department's findings from the assessment of the improvement of each school under section 2 of this chapter. The state board must place those schools that do not show improvement and in which less than ninety percent (90%) of the students meet academic standards in the lowest category or designation.
     (b) The state board shall place the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Indiana School for the Deaf in a category or designation of school improvement under subsection (a).
    (c) Before November 1 of each year, the state board shall report to the general assembly the category or designation of school improvement into which the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Indiana School for the Deaf have been

placed. The report must be in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.

SOURCE: IC 20-35-8-1; (13)IN0491.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 20-35-8-1, AS AMENDED BY P.L.229-2011, SECTION 195, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 1. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), if a student with legal settlement in a school corporation is transferred to attend school in another school corporation because of a disability or multiple disabilities, the transferor corporation shall:
        (1) either:
            (A) provide; or
            (B) pay for, in the amount determined under section 2 of this chapter;
        any transportation that is necessary or feasible, as determined under section 2 of this chapter and the rules adopted by the state board; and
        (2) pay transfer tuition for the student to the transferee corporation in accordance with IC 20-26-11.
    (b) If the student attends a school operated through:
        (1) a joint school service and supply program; or
        (2) another cooperative program;
involving the school corporation of the student's legal settlement, transportation and other costs shall be made in amounts and at the times provided in the agreement or other arrangement made between the participating school corporations.
    (c) Student data, including ISTEP program testing scores, the results of all statewide assessments, academic progress, grade level, and graduation date, for a student described in subsection (a) or (b) shall be included in accountability determinations made under IC 20-31-8 for the school corporation in which the student has legal settlement.
     (d) Student data set forth in subsection (c) for a student placed at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired or the Indiana School for the Deaf shall be included in the accountability determinations for both:
        (1) the school corporation in which the student has legal settlement; and
        (2) the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired or the Indiana School for the Deaf, as applicable.