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Senate Bill 0187

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF SB187 (Updated April 14, 2003 3:10 PM - DI 84)

School corporation performance report. Changes the required publication date and some components of school corporation annual performance reports. Requires annual school corporation performance reports to include ISTEP test scores and an explanation of the statistical significance of variance in ISTEP scores. Provides for reports to be made available on the Internet. Requires school corporations to provide free copies of reports upon request. Removes language concerning the performance based accreditation program. Provides that a public school having a longer school day than the statute requires may conduct specified activities other than student instruction during up to five full days of the 180 day school year until June 30, 2005. Changes certain requirements for a student with a disability to receive a waiver to graduate from high school without passing the graduation examination. Requires a student who seeks a waiver to: (1) attain the goals established by the student's individual educational program rather than to attain the academic standard in a subject area; and (2) maintain a passing grade rather than a "C" average. Provides that a veteran of the Korean Conflict or the Vietnam Conflict who left a public or nonpublic high school without graduating in order to perform military service may receive a high school diploma. Provides that a school may not be placed in a performance category or be sanctioned for poor performance until the school has received adequate funding to fully carry out the school's improvement and achievement plan for at least three consecutive years. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared for the interim study committee on education issues.)
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