Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 569

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 20-19-2-21; IC 20-24-2.1-5; IC 20-31-8-5; IC 20-43-5-4.

Synopsis: Approval and funding of charter schools. Provides that the state board of education may approve or deny the request of the Indiana charter school board (charter board) to serve as the sponsor of a charter school that is a recovery school or an accelerated learning center that serves students who are at least 20 years of age and have dropped out of high school. Sets forth additional requirements to be included in the charter for a recovery school or an accelerated learning center. Provides that the charter board may sponsor a recovery school or an accelerated learning center only if funding has been provided for the school through a state appropriation that is not tuition support. Requires the state board of education to adopt rules establishing an alternative accountability system to assess the performance of a recovery school or an accelerated learning center. Provides that for a recovery school or an accelerated learning center the tuition support formula base amount for determining such a charter school's foundation amount is the 2013 foundation amount in all determination years.

Effective: July 1, 2013.





Kenley




    January 15, 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. 569



    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 20-19-2-21; (13)IN0569.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-19-2-21 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 21. (a) The state board may approve or deny the request of the Indiana state charter board established by IC 20-24-2.1-1 to serve as the sponsor of a recovery school or an accelerated learning center.
    (b) The state board may approve the request of the Indiana state charter board to serve as the sponsor of a recovery school or an accelerated learning center only if funding is available for the school through a state appropriation that is separate from tuition support under IC 20-43.

SOURCE: IC 20-24-2.1-5; (13)IN0569.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 20-24-2.1-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 5. (a) After June 30, 2013, only the charter board may sponsor a charter school designated as a recovery school or an accelerated learning center that serves students who:
        (1) are at least twenty (20) years of age; and
        (2) have dropped out of high school before receiving a diploma.
    (b) The charter board may serve as sponsor to a recovery school or an accelerated learning center only if the organizer of the recovery school or accelerated learning center agrees to the following provisions in the charter in addition to the charter requirements set forth in IC 20-24-4-1:
        (1) A rigorous accountability plan that measures the following:
            (A) Academic performance, including:
                (i) progress by students towards graduation;
                (ii) graduation rate;
                (iii) college and career readiness, as demonstrated by the number of students achieving satisfactory scores on an advanced placement examination or an International Baccalaureate examination, successfully completing dual credit courses, receiving course credit in approved industry certification courses, and receiving industry certifications; and
                (iv) placement by the department in one (1) of the two (2) highest performance categories or designations under the alternative accountability system established under IC 20-31-8-5.
            (B) Financial health.
            (C) Organizational competence.
        (2) The conduct of student transfer audits.
        (3) Periodic site visits.
        (4) The submission of data and performance reports to demonstrate academic performance, financial health, and organizational competence.
    (c) The charter board may enter into a charter agreement with a recovery school or an accelerated learning center only if:
        (1) the state board gives approval under IC 20-19-2-21 for the charter board to serve as sponsor for the school; and
        (2) funding is available for the school through a state appropriation that is separate from tuition support under IC 20-43.
    (d) The charter board shall issue an annual school performance report for each recovery school or accelerated learning center that summarizes the school's academic performance, financial health, and organizational competence.

SOURCE: IC 20-31-8-5; (13)IN0569.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 20-31-8-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE

AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 5. The state board shall establish an alternative accountability system to assess the performance of a charter school that is sponsored by the Indiana charter school board established by IC 20-24-2.1-1 and designated as a recovery school or an accelerated learning center.

SOURCE: IC 20-43-5-4; (13)IN0569.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 20-43-5-4, AS AMENDED BY P.L.229-2011, SECTION 209, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 4. A school corporation's foundation amount for a calendar year is the result determined under STEP THREE of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: The STEP ONE amount is:
            (A) in 2012, four thousand two hundred eighty dollars ($4,280); and
            (B) in 2013, four thousand four hundred five dollars ($4,405).
        However, for a charter school that the Indiana charter school board (established under IC 20-24-2.1) categorizes as a recovery or an accelerated learning center charter school, the STEP ONE amount is the 2013 foundation amount for determinations under this section in 2014 and 2015.
        STEP TWO: Multiply the STEP ONE amount by the school corporation's complexity index.
        STEP THREE: Determine the sum of the STEP TWO amount and the following:
            (A) Zero dollars ($0), if the school corporation's current ADM is less than five hundred (500).
            (B) One hundred fifty dollars ($150), if the school corporation's current ADM is at least five hundred (500) and is not more than one thousand (1,000).
            (C) The result of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) divided by the school corporation's current ADM, if the school corporation's current ADM is more than one thousand (1,000).