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Senate Bill 0338

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF SB 338 (Updated April 26, 2013 11:25 am - DI 71)

Absenteeism; school improvement plans. Refers issues related to absenteeism to the commission on education study committee. Requires the department of education to provide resources and guidance to school corporations concerning evidence-based practices and effective strategies to reduce absenteeism. Makes changes to the definition of: (1) chronic absenteeism; and (2) habitual truant. Requires school corporations and schools to identify contributing factors to absenteeism and to develop chronic absence reduction plans. Provides that a school corporation must include the number of students who are habitually truant in the school corporation's annual performance report. Provides that a school that is designated in the top category or designation of school improvement in the year immediately preceding a year in which the school's strategic and continuous school improvement plan (plan) initially goes into effect is not required to include certain achievement objectives or components in the school's plan. Makes conforming amendments.
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