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Engrossed House Bill (S)

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Various education matters. Provides that a school corporation or charter school may not charge a fee for the first five hours required to search for a record that is in an electronic format. Provides that a school corporation or charter school may charge a search fee for any time spent searching for a record that is in an electronic format that exceeds five hours. Makes changes to the definition of "elementary school". Provides that each school corporation may encourage the development of a community service ethic among high school students in grades 9 through 12. (Current law provides that each Various education matters. Provides that a school corporation or charter school may not charge a fee for the first five hours required to search for a record that is in an electronic format. Provides that a school corporation or charter school may charge a search fee for any time spent searching for a record that is in an electronic format that exceeds five hours. Makes changes to the definition of "elementary school". Provides that each school corporation may encourage the development of a community service ethic among high school students in grades 9 through 12. (Current law provides that each school corporation may encourage the development of a community service ethic among high school students in grade 11 or 12.) Provides that the governing body of a school corporation that operates a career or technical education center must admit students who attend a charter school or state accredited nonpublic school if the charter school, state accredited nonpublic school, or student provides the governing body tuition for the student, which may not be greater than the per capita cost of operating the system of industrial or manual training. Provides that after June 30, 2020, any Core 40 college preparation curriculum models adopted by the state board of education (state board) shall include the requirement that each graduating senior shall submit to the United States Department of Education a Free Application for Federal Student Aid unless a principal, a parent, or the student (if the student is an adult or is emancipated) provides a waiver. Provides that a student who is suspended is required to complete all assignments and school work assigned during the student's suspension. Provides that the principal, or the principal's designee, must ensure that the student receives notice of any assignments or school work due and teacher contact information if the student has questions regarding the assignments or school work during the student's suspension. Provides that a student shall be allowed to make up missed tests or quizzes when the student returns to school. Beginning with the 2022-2023 cohort, expands the EARN Indiana program to include secondary school students. ... View more