DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Teacher professional development days. Provides that a maximum of three full school days or six half days when students are dismissed for staff professional development activities count as student instructional days for purposes of the required 180 day school year. Allows a school corporation to use no more than two half days of the six half days, or one half day of the three full days, for parent-teacher conferences. Provides that the decision whether to use three full days or six half days is solely the decision of the governing body. Voids provisions in the Indiana Administrative Code that allow partial school days used for parent-teacher conferences to count as partial student instructional days and that do not allow students to be dismissed for full days for parent-teacher conferences and staff professional development activities.