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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Various education matters. Allows a person to work as a waiter or waitress at a licensed premises if: (1) the licensed premises is a restaurant operated by an accredited hospitality management program for educational purposes; (2) the person is a student enrolled in a course offered by the accredited hospitality management program; (3) the licensed premises, state educational institution, or accredited hospitality management program does not pay the person to work at the licensed premises; and (4) the person works under the supervision of an instructor employed by the state educational institution. Makes changes regarding the nomination and approval of Various education matters. Allows a person to work as a waiter or waitress at a licensed premises if: (1) the licensed premises is a restaurant operated by an accredited hospitality management program for educational purposes; (2) the person is a student enrolled in a course offered by the accredited hospitality management program; (3) the licensed premises, state educational institution, or accredited hospitality management program does not pay the person to work at the licensed premises; and (4) the person works under the supervision of an instructor employed by the state educational institution. Makes changes regarding the nomination and approval of certain members of the commission on seclusion and restraint in schools. Provides that a student with special needs who has a service plan or a choice scholarship educational plan must be received (if certain conditions in current law apply) as a student in, as applicable, the following: (1) The Indiana School for the Deaf. (2) The Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Provides that a student who is withdrawn from enrollment from a virtual charter school for failure to participate in courses pursuant to the school's student engagement policy may not reenroll in that same virtual charter school for the school year in which the student is withdrawn. Establishes requirements regarding charter school closure protocols. Provides that a Cambridge International course may be used for the following purposes: (1) As the basis for a supplemental payment to a teacher who teaches a Cambridge International course. (2) As one of the assessments that a student plans to take voluntarily during grades 10 through 12. (3) As an additional curriculum model available to high school students. (4) As a replacement for certain high school courses on a student's high school transcript. (5) For a student's receipt of credits toward graduation by demonstrating proficiency in a course or subject area. (6) To place a student who is a child of a military family in the appropriate course when the student transfers to a new school. (7) For purposes of determining eligibility for various higher education scholarship and awards programs and amounts. Provides that each student who enrolls in a Cambridge International course may take the accompanying Cambridge International examination to receive high school credit for the Cambridge International course. Requires the department of education (department) and the state board of education (state board) to provide that a successfully completed Cambridge International course is credited toward fulfilling the requirements of an Indiana diploma with a Core 40 with academic honors designation. Provides, subject to certain conditions, that an individual or entity must submit a written notice to a public school that: (1) notifies the public school of an alleged violation of law; and (2) indicates a proposed remedy; before the individual or entity may initiate a civil action or an administrative proceeding against the public school. Establishes requirements regarding a proposed remedy. Provides that, if an individual or entity does not submit a notice to the public school before initiating a civil action or administrative proceeding, a court, administrative law judge, or hearing officer shall dismiss the civil action or administrative proceeding without prejudice. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying the impact of litigation on school corporations and charter schools. Provides that an issuing officer shall issue an employment certificate to a student who attends a nonaccredited nonpublic school after receiving: (1) proof of age; and (2) proof of prospective employment. Provides that a child who: (1) attends a nonaccredited nonpublic school; and (2) is seeking an employment certificate from a school the child does not attend; must present to the issuing officer an attestation from the student's parent that the student is enrolled in school. Provides that the attestation may be submitted to the issuing officer via facsimile or electronic mail. Amends provisions regarding when a child may work. Provides that a school corporation may offer cursive writing in the school corporation's curriculum. Clarifies the meaning of "school" for purposes of the work ethic certificate program. Repeals a provision concerning the transfer of student records. Makes conforming amendments. Resolves a conflict between P.L.217-2017 and P.L.250-2017. ... View more