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House Bill 1381

House Bill 1381

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1381 (Updated April 25, 2013 2:42 pm - DI 71)

Public school transfers. Requires the governing body of a school corporation that accepts transfer students to establish the number of transfer students the school corporation has the capacity to accept. Requires the governing body to establish a date by which transfer requests must be received. Provides that, with certain exceptions, a governing body may not deny a request to transfer from another school corporation to a school within the school corporation for any reason other than capacity. Requires the governing body to publish the deadline for transfer requests on the school corporation's Internet web site and to report the deadline to the department of education (department). Requires the department to publish school corporations' transfer request deadlines on the department's Internet web site. Provides that if the number of transfer requests a school corporation receives exceeds the school's capacity, admissions must be determined by a random drawing at a public meeting. Allows a governing body to limit the number of transfers to a particular school building or grade level to ensure that a student who has already transferred to a school may continue attending the same school and to allow the members of the same household as the transfer student to attend a particular school. Provides that the governing body of a school corporation with a school building that offers a special curriculum may require a student who transfers to the school building to meet the same eligibility criteria required of all students who attend the school building that offers the special curriculum. Provides that a school corporation that has adopted a policy to not accept student transfers after June 30, 2013, is not prohibited from enrolling a transfer student who attended a school with the school corporation during the 2012-2013 school year.
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