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Engrossed House Bill (S)

DIGEST

Education matters. Provides that if a child care center is located in a charter school, a nonpublic school that has at least one employee, or a school operated by a school corporation, the child care center may satisfy the requirements for criminal history background checks by obtaining an expanded criminal history check that is required for schools. Establishes the child protection advisory committee to study issues relating to expanded child protection index checks and to make recommendations to the department of child services to improve the practices related to and the quality of expanded child protection index checks. Provides that Education matters. Provides that if a child care center is located in a charter school, a nonpublic school that has at least one employee, or a school operated by a school corporation, the child care center may satisfy the requirements for criminal history background checks by obtaining an expanded criminal history check that is required for schools. Establishes the child protection advisory committee to study issues relating to expanded child protection index checks and to make recommendations to the department of child services to improve the practices related to and the quality of expanded child protection index checks. Provides that a school corporation shall accept a transferring student who does not have legal settlement in the school corporation and who has a parent who is a current employee of the transferee school corporation with an annual salary of at least $8,000. (Under current law, a school corporation shall accept a transferring student who does not have legal settlement in the school corporation and who has a parent who is a current employee of the transferee school corporation.) Provides that a governing body (or the equivalent) of a school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school with at least one employee shall, if notified by the student's parent in writing that the student has been diagnosed with a seizure disorder, require the school's nurse or the school's designee and the students teacher of record to meet certain training requirements to treat seizure disorder symptoms. Provides that a teacher may voluntarily participate in the training. Provides that a teacher that obtains the training shall receive one credit (or the equivalent) of professional development training. Provides that a parent of a student diagnosed with a seizure disorder by the student's prescribing provider who notifies the school may collaborate with school personnel to establish a plan for the student. Provides that, as part of the plan, the student's parent may authorize the the school's nurse or the school's designee or the students teacher of record to administer a seizure rescue medication or medication prescribed by the student's physician to treat seizure disorder symptoms. ... View more