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House Bill 1321


House Bill 1321

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


School corporation accountability. Requires the state board of education (state board) to develop and perform an annual analysis showing how school corporation spending correlates to student progress. Requires the department of education to include a copy of the annual analysis on the department's Internet web site. Requires a governing body of a school corporation in the first year that the school corporation is placed in the lowest two categories or designations of improvement to hold a public hearing. Requires the governing body to revise a school's strategic and continuous school improvement plan. Requires a state board to assign an expert team to review a school corporation in the second year that the school corporation is placed in the lowest two categories or designations of improvement. Requires the state board to hold a public meeting to consider state intervention in the third year that the school corporation is placed in the lowest category or designation of improvement. Requires the state board to hold a public meeting to consider state intervention in the fourth year that the school corporation is placed in the lowest two categories or designations of improvement. Provides that after the public meeting, the state board may: (1) merge the school corporation with a nearby school corporation; (2) assign a special management team or lead partner to operate all or part of the school corporation; (3) implement the department's recommendations for improving the school corporation; (4) dissolve the governing board of the school corporation and install a state appointed board; (5) transfer the school corporation's authority to another entity; (6) require state board approval of the school corporation's annual budget; or (7) implement other options for school corporation intervention. Makes conforming amendments.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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