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House Bill 1891


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House Bill 1891

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1891 (Updated February 27, 2001 6:25 PM - DI 84)

Discipline in schools. Requires a school corporation to provide an educational program for students who receive expulsions. Provides that a teacher who is assaulted while performing the teacher's duties must receive full compensation for any resulting leave that is required by the teacher and that the compensation does not count against the teacher's sick leave or vacation leave benefits. Provides contingency leave with pay for a teacher who lives in a county in which an emergency is declared. Provides that an expelled student's education program may include an assignment to attend various kinds of programs. Provides a funding grant administered by the department of education, establishes the amount of the grant as equal to the amount provided per pupil under current law for alternative education grants, and obtains funding from money appropriated under current law for alternative education grants. Requires consultation with a teacher acting in an advisory capacity before action is initiated to suspend or expel a student or to take other disciplinary action against a student. Provides that an expelled student's absence from the student's educational program is a violation of the compulsory school attendance laws. Provides for the payment of transfer tuition for transfer students who are expelled. Requires the reporting of a threat or intimidation of a school employee. Requires the department of education to establish and seek the adoption as a local school policy of a parental declaration of responsibilities concerning the education of the parent's child. Includes in the average daily membership (ADM) of a school corporation those expelled students who receive educational services. Requires a school corporation to pay a judgement, compromise, or settlement of a claim against an employee acting within the scope of the employee's employment. Establishes a specific actionable offense for communicating a threat by using school or other governmental property, including electronic equipment or systems. Provides for notification of a student's principal by the court if the student is adjudicated to be a delinquent child or if the student is convicted of a criminal offense.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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