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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Various education matters. Requires certain school corporations and schools to provide information and meet certain requirements regarding compatibility with the Ed-Fi Data Standard. Establishes a five year moratorium for any new school corporations, charter schools, and eligible choice scholarship schools. Limits student enrollment in virtual charter schools. Provides that a school corporation may request that the department of education (department) waive for school employees of the school corporation one or more school employee training requirements. Amends requirements regarding: (1) out of state license holders obtaining an Indiana teaching license; and (2) adding a content area to an Indiana teaching license Various education matters. Requires certain school corporations and schools to provide information and meet certain requirements regarding compatibility with the Ed-Fi Data Standard. Establishes a five year moratorium for any new school corporations, charter schools, and eligible choice scholarship schools. Limits student enrollment in virtual charter schools. Provides that a school corporation may request that the department of education (department) waive for school employees of the school corporation one or more school employee training requirements. Amends requirements regarding: (1) out of state license holders obtaining an Indiana teaching license; and (2) adding a content area to an Indiana teaching license if an individual holds a teaching license in a content area in another state. Establishes a temporary district level administrator license and a temporary building level administrator license. Provides that a special education cooperative, cooperative career and technical education program, and special education program established by an interlocal agreement may qualify for a teacher appreciation grant. Provides that an elementary school's final category or designation of school performance assigned by the state board of education (state board) for the 2018-2019 school year may not be lower than the elementary school's grade for the 2017-2018 school year. Provides that the official category or designation of school performance for any school for the 2018-2019 school year may not be used for purposes of certain consequences related to school performance. Requires the state board to adopt emergency rules to amend the points scale used to determine a school's final category or designation of school performance. Amends, beginning July 1, 2021, the day established for fall count and spring count in determining average daily membership (ADM). Amends the count dates for determining grants for special education programs and the use of the count dates in distributing grants for special education programs. Removes the requirements that: (1) teacher evaluations must include objective measures of student growth as part of the evaluation; and (2) school buses must have black reflective tape. Repeals a provision that provides that the professional growth experience points required to renew a practitioner license or an accomplished practitioner license be obtained through the completion of externships or certain other types of professional development. Repeals certain provisions regarding the fall and spring count days. ... View more