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Senate Bill (H)

DIGEST

Various education matters. Extends the date by which public schools, including charter schools, and accredited nonpublic schools must provide age appropriate research and evidence based or research or evidence based instruction on child abuse and child sexual abuse to students. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2021, the department of workforce development must implement a new Indiana career explorer program (program). Establishes requirements for the program. Amends grade levels to which certain career exploration models and career preparation models apply. Requires the department of education (department) to prepare and submit an annual report to the state board of education (state board), Various education matters. Extends the date by which public schools, including charter schools, and accredited nonpublic schools must provide age appropriate research and evidence based or research or evidence based instruction on child abuse and child sexual abuse to students. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2021, the department of workforce development must implement a new Indiana career explorer program (program). Establishes requirements for the program. Amends grade levels to which certain career exploration models and career preparation models apply. Requires the department of education (department) to prepare and submit an annual report to the state board of education (state board), general assembly, and commission for higher education regarding certain computer science metrics. Requires the department to post the report on its Internet web site. Removes provisions regarding a pilot program for instruction in and use of the Indiana career explorer program and standards. Removes the requirement that school buses have black reflective tape affixed on the bumpers and sides of the bus. Provides that a teacher who: (1) is employed in a school corporation; (2) loses his or her job in the school corporation because of a reorganization; and (3) has received a rating of effective or highly effective on his or her most recent performance evaluation; shall receive an employment preference over other candidates for the same vacant teaching position, for a period of not more than one year after the teacher loses his or her job. Provides that a teacher who: (1) is employed in a school corporation; (2) loses his or her job in a school corporation because of a reorganization; and (3) is subsequently employed by a community school corporation created by a reorganization; retains certain rights and privileges that the teacher held at the time the teacher lost his or her job in the original school corporation. Requires that the majority of the benchmark, formative, interim, or similar assessments approved by the state board must indicate performance based on Indiana academic standards and reflect the degree to which students are on track for college and career readiness. Provides that, after June 30, 2021, a governing body may not enter into a contract with a superintendent on or after the date of the election for one or more members of the governing body until the date the member or members of the governing body assume office after the election. Requires that a principal or a principal's designee ensure that a suspended student receives credit, in the same manner as a student who is not suspended would receive, for any assignments or school work assigned during the period of the student's suspension that the student completes. ... View more