SB 338-1_ Filed 02/21/2013, 10:19



    The Senate Committee on Education and Career Development, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 338, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

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     (b) The department shall provide resources and guidance to school corporations concerning evidence based practices and effective strategies that reduce absenteeism in schools.".
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SOURCE: ; (13)CR033801.7. -->     "SECTION 7. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) The legislative council is requested to establish a study committee on education matters during the 2013 legislative interim to study the following issues:
        (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, including:
            (A) the number and types of agreements and programs in Indiana;
            (B) the effects of the programs on families and students; and
            (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 achievement.
        (4) Any other issue related to student absenteeism.
    (b) This SECTION expires November 1, 2013.

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    (Reference is to SB 338 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 12, Nays 0.



CR033801/DI 71    2013