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Engrossed Senate Bill (S)

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Education matters. Provides that if: (1) a school employee files a complaint that alleges that an exclusive representative or school employer has engaged in certain unfair practices; and (2) the Indiana education employment relations board determines that the exclusive representative or school employer engaged in the unfair practice; the board may assess a civil penalty of at least $500 but not more than $5,000 for each violation. Provides that before a school employer and school employees may negotiate during the time period for formal collective bargaining in private, the parties must conduct at least one collective bargaining session in public. Education matters. Provides that if: (1) a school employee files a complaint that alleges that an exclusive representative or school employer has engaged in certain unfair practices; and (2) the Indiana education employment relations board determines that the exclusive representative or school employer engaged in the unfair practice; the board may assess a civil penalty of at least $500 but not more than $5,000 for each violation. Provides that before a school employer and school employees may negotiate during the time period for formal collective bargaining in private, the parties must conduct at least one collective bargaining session in public. Requires the school employer to conduct at least one public hearing to discuss a tentative collective bargaining agreement at least 48 hours before it is ratified. Provides that notice of the public hearing and a tentative collective bargaining agreement must be posted on the school employer's Internet web site at least 48 hours before conducting a public hearing to discuss the tentative agreement. Provides that the department of education (department), with the approval of the technical advisory committee, shall make every reasonable attempt to provide the same voice-to-text, screen reader, and human reader accommodations to a particular student on every section of the statewide examination that the particular student receives for classroom instruction or which is provided as part of the student's individualized education program. ... View more