DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Graduation rate determination. Defines "transfer" for purposes of determining graduation rates. Modifies requirements for a student to graduate without passing the ISTEP tests. Provides that it is neglect of duty for a teacher or other licensed employee to counsel a student to transfer to a nonaccredited nonpublic school located in a private residence if the teacher or other employee does not have reasonable knowledge that the student and the student's family intend to conduct appropriate educational activities. Provides that if a high school student is transferring to a nonaccredited nonpublic school located in a private residence, the superintendent or the superintendent's designee must review the student's proposed curriculum, and, if the curriculum does not provide instruction equivalent to that given in public schools, report the student to the bureau of motor vehicles as a dropout. Repeals a provision concerning graduation requirements for a student graduating before July 1, 2010.