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Senate Bill 0413


Senate Bill 0413

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF SB 413 (Updated February 1, 2012 2:40 pm - DI 84)


Various education matters. Amends the definition of educational service center. Repeals provisions relating to the establishment and administration of an educational service agency by the Indiana state board of education (state board). Replaces the definition of textbook with curricular materials. Provides that the Indiana department of education (department) shall determine the process for evaluating the curricular materials' alignment to academic standards and the appropriateness of the reading level of the curricular materials. Requires the department to describe the method used to evaluate curricular materials within the earlier of: (1) 18 months after the adoption of standards by the state board; or (2) six years after the previous review of curricular materials. Provides, that in order for a publisher's curricular materials to be included in the department's report, the publisher must: (1) make the curricular materials available for sale to schools for a period of not less than six years; and (2) provide a grant or license to the school corporation to allow for reproduction of the adopted curricular materials in large type, Braille, and audio formats. Makes changes to the subject matter that the department must provide a listing and summary review showing that the curricular material are aligned to academic standards. Provides that for purposes of the sale or lease of an unused school building, a charter school must include an entity seeking final approval from a sponsor to operate a charter school. Provides that the failure by a superintendent or governing body to list an unused school building with the department or to transfer an unused school building to a charter school that has properly requested the building may lead to state funding being withheld from the school. Specifies that a school corporation retains any debt associated with a school building sold to a charter school. Repeals the requirement that a superintendent of a school corporation forward a list of the curricular materials selected by the superintendent. Makes conforming changes and technical corrections.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - 2nd House
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