Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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    HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1347



     AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 20-12-13-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 6. (a) A state educational institution (as defined in IC 20-12-0.5-1) may establish a high school fast track to college program that offers qualified individuals an opportunity to earn a high school diploma while earning credits for a degree.
    (b) To be eligible to earn a high school diploma under this section, an individual must be either:
        (1) at least nineteen (19) years of age and not enrolled in a school; or
        (2) at least seventeen (17) years of age and have consent from the high school the individual attended most recently. The school corporation in which an individual to whom this subdivision applies resides shall pay the individual's tuition for high school level courses taken at the state educational institution during each year the individual is included in the school corporation's ADM.

     (c) To complete the requirements for a high school diploma under this section, the individual must have:
        (1) passed:
            (A) the graduation examination given under IC 20-32-4;
            (B) an examination for a general educational development

diploma;
            (C) an examination equivalent to the graduation examination:
                (i) administered by the state educational institution; and
                (ii) approved by the department; or
            (D) an examination that demonstrates the student is ready for college level work:
                (i) administered by the state educational institution; and
                (ii) approved by the department; and
        (2) completed the coursework necessary to meet:
            (A) the minimum high school course requirements established by the state board; and
            (B) the requirements of the state educational institution.
    (d) In addition to meeting the requirements set forth in subsections (b) and (c), an individual must have the credits toward graduation that the individual successfully completed in high school transferred to the state educational institution.
    (e) The state educational institution shall notify the state board that an individual has successfully completed the requirements of a program established under this section. Upon receiving the notification, the state board shall:
        (1) grant to the individual a high school diploma that states the name of the state educational institution at which the individual earned the high school diploma; and
        (2) provide the diploma to the state educational institution to award to the individual.
    (f) A state educational institution that establishes a program under this section shall report annually to the education roundtable established under IC 20-19-4 the number of program participants and diplomas granted.

    SECTION 2. IC 20-12-75-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 1. (a) As used in this chapter, "general education " means education that is:
        (1) not directly related to a student's formal technical, occupational, or professional preparation;
        (2) a part of every student's course of study, regardless of the student's area or emphasis; and
        (3) intended to impart common knowledge, intellectual concepts, and attitudes that every educated person should possess.
     (b) The term includes education that is:
        (1) necessary for a student to receive a high school diploma; and


        (2) offered by the system.
    SECTION 3. IC 20-12-75-1.3 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 1.3. As used in this chapter, "Ivy Tech" refers to Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.
    SECTION 4. IC 20-12-75-14 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 14. (a) Ivy Tech may establish a high school fast track to college program that offers qualified individuals an opportunity to earn a high school diploma while earning credits for a certificate program or an associate's degree.
    (b) To be eligible to earn a high school diploma under this section, an individual must be either:
        (1) at least nineteen (19) years of age and not enrolled in a school; or
        (2) at least seventeen (17) years of age and have consent from the high school the individual attended most recently. The school corporation in which an individual to whom this subdivision applies resides shall pay the individual's tuition for high school level courses taken at Ivy Tech during each year the individual is included in the school corporation's ADM.
    (c) To complete the requirements for a high school diploma under this section, the individual must have:
        (1) passed:
            (A) the graduation examination given under IC 20-32-4;
            (B) an examination for a general educational development diploma;
            (C) an examination equivalent to the graduation examination:
                (i) administered by Ivy Tech; and
                (ii) approved by the department; or
            (D) an examination that demonstrates the student is ready for college level work:
                (i) administered by Ivy Tech; and
                (ii) approved by the department; and
        (2) completed the coursework necessary to meet:
            (A) the minimum high school course requirements established by the state board; and
            (B) the requirements of Ivy Tech.
    (d) In addition to meeting the requirements set forth in subsections (b) and (c), an individual must have the credits toward

graduation that the individual successfully completed in high school transferred to Ivy Tech.
    (e) Ivy Tech shall notify the state board that an individual has successfully completed the requirements of a program established under this section. Upon receiving the notification, the state board shall:
        (1) grant to the individual a high school diploma that states the individual earned the high school diploma at Ivy Tech; and
        (2) provide the diploma to Ivy Tech to award to the individual.
    (f) If Ivy Tech establishes a program under this section, Ivy Tech shall report annually to the education roundtable established under IC 20-19-4 the number of program participants and diplomas granted.

    SECTION 5. IC 20-12-77 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]:
    Chapter 77. Financial Aid Reporting
    Sec. 1. (a) Each state educational institution (as defined in IC 20-12-0.5-1) shall submit a report annually to the legislative council and the commission for higher education that includes the amount of need based financial aid and merit based financial aid available to students from all sources.
    (b) A report submitted to the legislative council under this section must be in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.

    SECTION 6. IC 20-19-2-20 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 20. The state board shall design a high school diploma to be granted to individuals who successfully complete a high school fast track to college program under IC 20-12-13-6, 20-12-75-14, or IC 23-13-18-28.
    SECTION 7. IC 20-20-8-8, AS AMENDED BY HEA 1093-2006, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 8. The report must include the following information:
        (1) Student enrollment.
        (2) Graduation rate (as defined in IC 20-26-13-6).
        (3) Attendance rate.
        (4) The following test scores, including the number and percentage of students meeting academic standards:
            (A) ISTEP program test scores.


            (B) Scores for assessments under IC 20-32-5-21, if appropriate.
            (C) For a freeway school, scores on a locally adopted assessment program, if appropriate.
        (5) Average class size.
        (6) The number and percentage of students in the following groups or programs:
            (A) Alternative education, if offered.
            (B) Vocational education.
            (C) Special education.
            (D) Gifted or talented, if offered.
            (E) Remediation.
            (F) Limited English language proficiency.
            (G) Students receiving free or reduced price lunch under the national school lunch program.
             (H) School flex program, if offered.
        (7) Advanced placement, including the following:
            (A) For advanced placement tests, the percentage of students:
                (i) scoring three (3), four (4), and five (5); and
                (ii) taking the test.
            (B) For the Scholastic Aptitude Test:
                (i) test scores for all students taking the test;
                (ii) test scores for students completing the academic honors diploma program; and
                (iii) the percentage of students taking the test.
        (8) Course completion, including the number and percentage of students completing the following programs:
            (A) Academic honors diploma.
            (B) Core 40 curriculum.
            (C) Vocational programs.
        (9) The percentage of grade 8 students enrolled in algebra I.
        (10) The percentage of graduates who pursue higher education.
        (11) School safety, including :
            (A) the number of students receiving suspension or expulsion for the possession of alcohol, drugs, or weapons ; and
            (B) the number of incidents reported under IC 20-33-9.
        (12) Financial information and various school cost factors, including the following:
            (A) Expenditures per pupil.
            (B) Average teacher salary.
            (C) Remediation funding.
        (13) Technology accessibility and use of technology in

instruction.
        (14) Interdistrict and intradistrict student mobility rates, if that information is available.
        (15) The number and percentage of each of the following within the school corporation:
            (A) Teachers who are certificated employees (as defined in IC 20-29-2-4).
            (B) Teachers who teach the subject area for which the teacher is certified and holds a license.
            (C) Teachers with national board certification.
        (16) The percentage of grade 3 students reading at grade 3 level.
        (17) The number of students expelled, including the number participating in other recognized education programs during their expulsion.
        (18) Chronic absenteeism, which includes the number of students who have been absent more than ten (10) days from school within a school year without being excused.
         (19) The number of students who have dropped out of school, including the reasons for dropping out.
         (20) The number of student work permits revoked.
        (21) The number of student driver's licenses revoked.
        (22) The number of students who have not advanced to grade 10 due to a lack of completed credits.

         (23) The number of students suspended for any reason.
         (24) The number of students receiving an international baccalaureate diploma.
        (19) (25) Other indicators of performance as recommended by the education roundtable under IC 20-19-4.
    SECTION 8. IC 20-30-4-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 6. (a) A student's guidance counselor shall, in consultation with the student and the student's parent, review annually a student's career plan to determine if a student is progressing toward fulfillment of the career plan.
    (b) If a student is not progressing toward fulfillment of the career plan, the school counselor shall provide counseling services for the purpose of advising the student of credit recovery options and services available to help the student progress toward graduation.

    SECTION 9. IC 20-30-10-4 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 4. Each high school must provide at least two (2) of

each of the following course offerings to high school students who qualify to enroll in the courses:
        (1) Dual credit.
        (2) Advanced placement.

    SECTION 10. IC 20-30-11.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]:
     Chapter 11.5. Double Up For College Program
    Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "postsecondary credit" means credit toward an associate degree, a baccalaureate degree, or a vocational certification granted by a state educational institution (as defined under IC 20-12-0.5-1) upon the successful completion of a course taken under the program.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "program" refers to the double up for college program established under this chapter.

     Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "secondary credit" means credit toward high school graduation requirements granted by a student's school corporation upon the successful completion of a course taken under the program.
     Sec. 4. (a) The double up for college program is established for secondary school students in grades 11 and 12. School corporations and state educational institutions may collaborate to offer early college, dual credit, or dual enrollment programs that meet the educational objectives of the school corporation and are offered by the state educational institutions.
    (b) A student may enroll in courses offered by a state educational institution under the program on a full-time or part-time basis during grade 11 or grade 12, or both.
    (c) A state educational institution that participates in an early college, a dual credit, or a dual enrollment program may, by agreement with a school corporation:
        (1) ensure that the content and rigor of each course offered is adequate to warrant providing credit to a student as if the student took the course as a student at the state educational institution;
        (2) set the criteria for the faculty member, instructor, or other individual responsible for teaching each course with the:
            (A) state educational institution responsible for hiring the personnel to instruct dual credit courses taught by the state educational institution; and
            (B) school corporation responsible for hiring personnel to instruct dual credit courses taught by the high school; and


        (3) determine with the school corporation the terms and conditions under which:
            (A) students may be admitted to the program while attending high school;
            (B) the state educational institution will award credit, if any, for specified courses successfully completed by students through the school corporation; and
            (C) the school corporation will award credit, if any, for specified courses successfully completed through the state educational institution.
    (d) A student is entitled to credit toward graduation requirements for each course the student successfully completes at the eligible institution.
    (e) Courses offered under the program that are listed in the:
        (1) statewide core transfer library courses that are transferable on all campuses of the state educational institutions in accordance with the principles in IC 20-12-0.5-13; or
        (2) articulation agreements that apply to any campus in the Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana system and to Vincennes University and draw from liberal arts and the technical, professional, and occupational fields;
are among those eligible for the program. If a student passes a course through the program that is part of an articulation agreement between the state educational institution offering the course and other state educational institutions, the course shall transfer under the terms and standards of the articulation agreement between the state educational institutions.
    (f) Based on the demand for enrollment in the identified courses and the resources available to the state educational institutions, the identified courses may be offered through:
        (1) onsite instruction;
        (2) telecommunication; or

         (3) a combination of methods described in subdivisions (1) and (2);
at on-campus or off-campus sites.
    Sec. 5. A school corporation may, by agreement with an institution of higher education, offer counseling concerning early college, dual credit, or dual enrollment courses that the school corporation considers appropriate, including:
        (1) notice of the courses and schedule;
        (2) available post-secondary credit;
        (3) responsibilities of the student;
        (4) any tuition and other costs;
        (5) the consequences of the failure to complete a course; and
        (6) other matters concerning the program and opportunities presented by the program.

     Sec. 6. (a) A student may apply for enrollment to a state educational institution. The state educational institution shall accept or reject the student based on the standards ordinarily used to decide student enrollments. However, a student in the program may not be refused admission solely because the student has not graduated from a secondary school.
    (b)
A state educational institution may grant financial assistance to a student for courses taken under this program based on the student's:
        (1) financial need; or

         (2) academic achievement;
or any other criteria.

    (c) A state educational institution shall waive tuition for a student who is:
        (1) eligible for free or reduced lunch in high school;
        (2) accepted into the program; and
        (3) accepted for admission to the state educational institution.

     Sec. 7. A student shall receive postsecondary credit toward meeting the degree requirements at the state educational institution at which the student successfully completed a dual credit course. If the student enrolls in a state educational institution other than the state educational institution at which a dual credit course was completed, the other state educational institution:
        (1) shall grant credit for courses that are in the core transfer library or subject to an articulation agreement; and
        (2) may grant credit for other courses.
    Sec. 8. After June 30, 2008, a state educational institution or campus of a state educational institution that offers dual credit courses in liberal arts, professional, or career and technical disciplines must be accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.
        
SECTION 11. IC 20-32-4-4, AS ADDED BY P.L.105-2005, SECTION 4, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005 (RETROACTIVE)]: Sec. 4. Beginning with the 2005-2006 school year, a student who does not achieve a passing score on the graduation examination and who does not meet the requirements

of section 1 of this chapter may be eligible to graduate if the student does all the following:
        (1) Takes the graduation examination in each subject area in which the student did not achieve a passing score at least one (1) time every school year after the school year in which the student first takes the graduation examination.
        (2) Completes remediation opportunities provided to the student by the student's school.
        (3) Maintains a school attendance rate of at least ninety-five percent (95%) with excused absences not counting against the student's attendance.
        (4) Maintains at least a "C" average or the equivalent in the courses comprising the credits specifically required for graduation by rule of the state board.
        (5) Otherwise satisfies all state and local graduation requirements.
        (6) Either:
            (A) completes:
                (i) the course and credit requirements for a general diploma, including the career academic sequence;
                (ii) a workforce readiness assessment; and
                (iii) at least one (1) career exploration internship, cooperative education, or workforce credential recommended by the student's school; or
            (B) obtains a written recommendation from a teacher of the student in each subject area in which the student has not achieved a passing score on the graduation examination. The written recommendation must be concurred in by the principal of the student's school and be supported by documentation that the student has attained the academic standard in the subject area based on:
                (i) tests other than the graduation examination; or
                (ii) classroom work.
    SECTION 12. IC 20-33-2-9, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 17, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 9. (a) The governing body of each school corporation shall designate the appropriate employees of the school corporation to conduct the exit interviews for students described in section 6(a)(3) of this chapter. Each exit interview must be personally attended by:
        (1) the student's parent;
        (2) the student;
        (3) each designated appropriate school employee; and
        (4) the student's principal.


    (b) A student who is at least sixteen (16) years of age but less than eighteen (18) years of age is bound by the requirements of compulsory school attendance and may not withdraw from school before graduation unless:
        (1) the student, the student's parent, and the principal agree to the withdrawal; and
        (2) at the exit interview, the student provides written acknowledgment of the withdrawal that meets the requirements of subsection (c) and the:
            (A) student's parent; and
            (B) school principal;
        each provide written consent for the student to withdraw from school; and
        (3) the withdrawal is due to:
            (A) financial hardship and the individual must be employed to support the individual's family or a dependent;
            (B) illness; or
            (C) an order by a court that has jurisdiction over the student.

     (c) A written acknowledgment of withdrawal under subsection (b) must include a statement that the student and the student's parent understand that withdrawing from school is likely to:
        (1) reduce the student's future earnings; and
        (2) increase the student's likelihood of being unemployed in the future.

    SECTION 13. IC 20-33-2-14, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 17, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 14. (a) This section and sections 15 through 17 17.5 of this chapter apply to a student who attends either a public school or a nonpublic school.
    (b) Service as a page for or as an honoree of the general assembly is a lawful excuse for a student to be absent from school, when verified by a certificate of the secretary of the senate or the chief clerk of the house of representatives. A student excused from school attendance under this section may not be recorded as being absent on any date for which the excuse is operative and may not be penalized by the school in any manner.
    SECTION 14. IC 20-33-2-17.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 17.5. The governing body of a school corporation may authorize the absence and excuse of a

student who attends any educationally related nonclassroom activity. Any educationally related nonclassroom activity and nonclassroom activity must meet all the following conditions:
        (1) Is consistent with and promotes the educational philosophy and goals of the school corporation and the state board.
        (2) Facilitates the attainment of specific educational objectives.
        (3) Is a part of the goals and objectives of an approved course or curriculum.
        (4) Represents a unique educational opportunity.
        (5) Cannot reasonably occur without interrupting the school day.

         (6) Is approved in writing by the school principal.
    SECTION 15. IC 20-33-2-28.5, AS ADDED BY P.L.242-2005, SECTION 19, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 28.5. (a) This section applies to an individual:
        (1) who:
            (A) attends or last attended a public school;
            (B) is at least sixteen (16) years of age but less than eighteen (18) years of age; and
            (C) has not completed the requirements for graduation;
        (2) who:
            (A) wishes to withdraw from school before graduation;
            (B) fails to return at the beginning of a semester; or
            (C) stops attending school during a semester; and
        (3) who has no record of transfer to another school.
    (b) An individual to whom this section applies may withdraw from school only if all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) An exit interview is conducted.
        (2) The individual's parent consents to the withdrawal.
        (3) The school principal approves of the withdrawal.
         (4) The withdrawal is due to:
            (A) financial hardship and the individual must be employed to support the individual's family or a dependent;
            (B) illness; or

             (C) an order by a court that has jurisdiction over the child.
During the exit interview, the school principal shall provide to the student and the student's parent a copy of statistics compiled by the department concerning the likely consequences of life without a high school diploma. The school principal shall advise the student and the

student's parent that the student's withdrawal from school may prevent the student from receiving or result in the revocation of the student's employment certificate and driver's license or learner's permit.
    (c) For purposes of this section, the following must be in written form:
        (1) An individual's request to withdraw from school.
        (2) A parent's consent to a withdrawal.
        (3) A principal's consent to a withdrawal.
    (d) If the individual's principal does not consent to the individual's withdrawal under this section, the individual's parent may appeal the denial of consent to the governing body of the public school that the individual last attended.
    (e) Each public school, including each school corporation and each charter school (as defined in IC 20-24-1-4), shall provide an annual report to the department setting forth the following information:
        (1) The total number of individuals:
            (A) who withdrew from school under this section; and
            (B) who either:
                (i) failed to return to school at the beginning of a semester; or
                (ii) stopped attending school during a semester;
            and for whom there is no record of transfer to another school.
        (2) The number of individuals who withdrew from school following an exit interview.
    (f) If an individual to which this section applies:
        (1) has not received consent to withdraw from school under this section; and
        (2) fails to return to school at the beginning of a semester or during the semester;
the principal of the school that the individual last attended shall deliver by certified mail or personal delivery to the bureau of child labor a record of the individual's failure to return to school so that the bureau of child labor revokes any employment certificates issued to the individual and does not issue any additional employment certificates to the individual. For purposes of IC 20-33-3-13, the individual shall be considered a dropout.
    (g) At the same time that a school principal delivers the record under subsection (f), the principal shall deliver by certified mail or personal delivery to the bureau of motor vehicles a record of the individual's failure to return to school so that the bureau of motor vehicles revokes any driver's license or learner's permit issued to the individual and does not issue any additional driver's licenses or

learner's permits to the individual before the individual is at least eighteen (18) years of age. For purposes of IC 9-24-2-1, the individual shall be considered a dropout.
    (h) If:
        (1) a principal has delivered the record required under subsection (f) or (g), or both; and
        (2) the school subsequently gives consent to the individual to withdraw from school under this section;
the principal of the school shall send a notice of withdrawal to the bureau of child labor and the bureau of motor vehicles by certified mail or personal delivery and, for purposes of IC 20-33-3-13 and IC 9-24-2-1, the individual shall no longer be considered a dropout.
    SECTION 16. IC 23-13-18-29 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 29. (a) The trustees of Vincennes University may establish a high school fast track to college program that offers qualified individuals an opportunity to earn a high school diploma while earning credits for a certificate program or an associate's degree.
    (b) To be eligible to earn a high school diploma under this section, an individual must be either:
        (1) at least nineteen (19) years of age and not enrolled in a school; or
        (2) at least seventeen (17) years of age and have consent from the high school the individual attended most recently. The school corporation in which an individual to whom this subdivision applies resides shall pay the individual's tuition for high school level courses taken at Vincennes University during each year the individual is included in the school corporation's ADM.
    (c) To complete the requirements for a high school diploma under this section, the individual must have:
        (1) passed:
            (A) the graduation examination given under IC 20-32-4;
            (B) an examination for a general educational development diploma;
            (C) an examination equivalent to the graduation examination:
                (i) administered by Vincennes University; and

                (ii) approved by the department of education established by IC 20-19-3-1; or
            (D) an examination that demonstrates the student is ready

for college level work:
                (i) administered by Vincennes University; and
                (ii) approved by the department of education; and
        (2) completed the coursework necessary to meet:
            (A) the minimum high school course requirements established by the state board of education; and
            (B) the requirements of Vincennes University.

     (d) In addition to meeting the requirements set forth in subsections (b) and (c), an individual must have the credits toward graduation that the individual successfully completed in high school transferred to Vincennes University.
    (e) Vincennes University shall notify the state board that an individual has successfully completed the requirements of a program established under this section. Upon receiving the notification, the state board shall:
        (1) grant to the individual a high school diploma that states the individual earned the high school diploma at Vincennes University; and
        (2) provide the diploma to Vincennes University to award to the individual.
    (f) If Vincennes University establishes a program under this section, Vincennes University shall report annually to the education roundtable established under IC 20-19-4 the number of program participants and diplomas granted.

    SECTION 17. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "board" refers to the Indiana state board of education established by IC 20-19-2-2.
    (b) The board shall adopt rules to amend the academic honors course requirement rules adopted by the board and codified at 511 IAC 6-7-6.5. The rules adopted by the board under this subsection must allow for a high school student who has earned an international baccalaureate degree to be eligible to receive an academic honors diploma. The board may adopt emergency rules to carry out the intent of this subsection. Emergency rules adopted under this subsection expire on the date rules are adopted by the board under IC 4-22-2 or January 1, 2007, whichever is earlier.

     (c) This SECTION expires January 1, 2007.
    SECTION 18. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) The department of education shall develop guidelines for a school corporation to follow in implementing IC 20-33-2-9(c), as added by this act.
    (b) This section expires December 31, 2006.


    SECTION 19. An emergency is declared for this act.


HEA 1347 _ Concur

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