Senate Bill 0236
DIGEST OF SB 236 (Updated January 30, 2012 4:57 pm - DI 84)
Various education matters. Provides that a school placed in the highest category or designation of academic performance is not required to conduct a school year of at least 180 student instructional days if the school conducts at least an equivalent number of hours of student instructional time. Prohibits public schools, except charter schools, from beginning student instructional days for the school year before the fourth Monday in August and from ending after June 10 of the following year, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Provides that a governing body may establish a beginning date before Labor Day or an end date for a school year that is later than June 10 for year-round schools, schools with balanced calendars, schools that coordinate calendars with a postsecondary educational institution, and schools that coordinate calendars with a large employer in the school corporation following public hearings and a majority vote of the governing body. Provides that a governing body may establish an end date for a school year that is later than June 10 for any school following public hearings and a majority vote of the governing body. Creates a designation of "high performing school corporation", and provides that certain statutes and rules are waived for a high performing school corporation.
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