Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 133

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 20-30-2.

Synopsis: Student instructional time. Provides that a school corporation shall conduct at least: (1) 900 hours of instructional time for students in grades 1 through 6; and (2) 1,080 hours of instructional time for students in grades 7 through 12; in at least 180 student instructional days. Provides that a school corporation that conducts at least: (1) 910 hours of instructional time for grades 1 through 6; and (2) 1,092 hours of instructional time for grades 7 through 12; and has a contract with the school corporation's certificated employees that provides for fewer than 183 teacher days may dismiss students for not more than four hours each grading period to conduct parent-teacher conferences. Modifies the formula for determining the reduction in the August tuition support distribution to a school corporation that fails to conduct the minimum number of student instructional days during a school term.

Effective: July 1, 2010.





Holdman




    January 5, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)


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SENATE BILL No. 133



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

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

SOURCE: IC 20-30-2-3; (10)IN0133.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-30-2-3, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 14, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 3. (a) For each school year, a school corporation shall conduct at least:
         (1) nine hundred (900) hours of instructional time for grades 1 through 6; and
        (2) one thousand eighty (1,080) hours of instructional time for grades 7 through 12;

in at least one hundred eighty (180) student instructional days. Not later than June 15 of each school year, the superintendent of each school corporation shall certify to the department the number of student instructional days conducted during that school year.
     (b) This subsection applies to a school corporation that:
        (1) conducts at least:

            (A) nine hundred ten (910) hours of instructional time for grades 1 through 6; and
            (B) one thousand ninety-two (1,092) hours of instructional

time for grades 7 through 12; and
        (2) provides for fewer than one hundred eighty-three (183) teacher days in the contract entered into with the school corporation's certificated employees
under IC 20-29.
A school corporation may dismiss students for not more than four (4) hours during each grading period for parent-teacher conferences. The hours during which students are dismissed under this subsection shall be counted as student instructional time under this subsection.

SOURCE: IC 20-30-2-4; (10)IN0133.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 20-30-2-4, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 14, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 4. If a school corporation fails to conduct the minimum number of student instructional days during a school year as required under section 3 of this chapter, the department shall reduce the August tuition support distribution to that school corporation for a school year by an amount determined as follows:
        STEP ONE: Determine the remainder of: (A) the amount of the total tuition support allocated to the school corporation for the particular school year; minus         (B) that part of the total tuition support allocated to the school corporation for that school year with respect to student instructional days one hundred seventy-six (176) through one hundred eighty (180). amount of the total tuition support allocated to the school corporation for each day of the particular school year.
        STEP TWO: Subtract the number of student instructional days that the school corporation conducted from one hundred eighty (180).
        STEP THREE: Determine the lesser of five (5) or the remainder determined under STEP TWO. Multiply the amount determined under STEP ONE by the remainder determined under STEP TWO.
        STEP FOUR: Divide the amount subtracted under STEP ONE(B) by five (5).
        STEP FIVE: Multiply the quotient determined under STEP FOUR by the number determined under STEP THREE.
        STEP SIX: Subtract the number determined under STEP THREE from the remainder determined under STEP TWO.
        STEP SEVEN: Divide the remainder determined under STEP ONE by one hundred seventy-five (175).
        STEP EIGHT: Multiply the quotient determined under STEP SEVEN by the remainder determined under STEP SIX.
        STEP NINE: Add the product determined under STEP FIVE to

the product determined under STEP EIGHT.