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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Vacant or underutilized school buildings. Defines a vacant or underutilized school building. Mandates that, beginning in 2022, and each school year thereafter, each school corporation shall submit to the department of education (department), within 60 days after the fall count of average daily membership (ADM), certain information about school buildings that are currently or have been used for any combination of kindergarten through grade 12 instruction. Requires that, if a school building is vacant or underutilized for two consecutive counts, the department must notify the school corporation that it must put the school building up for sale unless the school Vacant or underutilized school buildings. Defines a vacant or underutilized school building. Mandates that, beginning in 2022, and each school year thereafter, each school corporation shall submit to the department of education (department), within 60 days after the fall count of average daily membership (ADM), certain information about school buildings that are currently or have been used for any combination of kindergarten through grade 12 instruction. Requires that, if a school building is vacant or underutilized for two consecutive counts, the department must notify the school corporation that it must put the school building up for sale unless the school corporation submits a protest and plan to bring the school building out of vacant or underutilized status. Authorizes mediation or arbitration if a dispute arises between the school corporation and charter school authorizer. Makes conforming changes. ... View more