Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Various education matters. Provides that before July 1, 2018, the state board of education (state board) shall establish a definition of a high mobility school for schools with a high concentration of mobile students. Provides that for each school year beginning after June 30, 2018, the department of education (department) shall make a report regarding the performance of high mobility schools and post the report on the department's Internet web site. Provides that for purposes of calculating a school's category or designation of school improvement, the state board shall consider the mobility of high school students who are credit deficient Various education matters. Provides that before July 1, 2018, the state board of education (state board) shall establish a definition of a high mobility school for schools with a high concentration of mobile students. Provides that for each school year beginning after June 30, 2018, the department of education (department) shall make a report regarding the performance of high mobility schools and post the report on the department's Internet web site. Provides that for purposes of calculating a school's category or designation of school improvement, the state board shall consider the mobility of high school students who are credit deficient and whether any high school should be rewarded for enrolling credit deficient students or penalized for transferring out credit deficient students. Provides that $50,000 is the maximum grant a school corporation or charter school may receive under the dual language immersion pilot program. Provides that appropriations to the department to provide grants to school corporations for high ability students must be for expenditures beyond those for regular educational programs. Provides that the state board may accredit a nonpublic school at the time the nonpublic school begins operation in Indiana. Provides that the state board may accredit a nonpublic school that enters into a contract with the state board to become a freeway school at the time the nonpublic school enters into the contract. Provides that a choice scholarship school may submit a request to the state board to waive or delay certain consequences if it is placed in the two lowest categories or designations of school improvement for a particular school year. Provides that the state board may grant a request to an eligible school that requests a delay or waiver if the choice scholarship school demonstrates that a majority of students in the eligible school demonstrated academic improvement during the preceding school year. Requires a school corporation to issue, upon request of a parent, a posthumous diploma to a student who: (1) dies while enrolled in grade 12 of a school in the school corporation; and (2) was academically eligible or on track to meet the requirements for the diploma at the time of death. Requires the department to conduct a review of each high school's graduation cohort on a schedule determined by the department. Prohibits a school from classifying a student as, or applying an exit code or description that indicates that a student is, leaving a cohort for the reason of removal by a student's parents to provide instruction equivalent to that given in the school unless the school has substantial evidence that the parent or guardian of the student initiated the student leaving the cohort. Amends requirements for an individual who obtains a position as a school social worker. Makes changes to the composition of the board of trustees for Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. Provides that a school corporation may designate a full-time employee of the school corporation to represent the school corporation in a small claims court action to collect unpaid required fees if the claim does not exceed $1,500. Provides that all students, regardless of age, enrolled in an adult high school must be included and calculated under the same requirements, metrics, and goals established under the alternative accountability system to assess the performance of an adult high school system. Makes technical corrections. ... View more