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Senate Bill 0341


Senate Bill 0341

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


School reorganization. Requires the state board of education to create a school performance category of "pending reorganization". Establishes a process for the reorganization of a school that is in the third or subsequent year of placement in the lowest performance category. Provides that the school may be reorganized by: (1) closing the school and transferring the students to a higher performing school in the same school corporation; (2) providing tuition payments for students to transfer to a higher performing school in another school corporation; (3) reorganizing the school as a charter school; or (4) any combination of (1) through (3). Provides that, as a condition to reorganizing the school, the school reorganization initiative (initiative) must include: (1) a vote by the majority of the governing body's members in favor of reorganization; (2) a petition in favor of the reorganization signed by at least 75% of the teachers at the designated school; (3) a petition in favor of the reorganization signed by at least 51% of the parents of students who attend the designated school; or (4) any combination of (1) through (3). Requires the individual initiating the initiative to submit a form to the department of education (department). Provides that if the initiative requires the transfer of students from the designated school to a higher performing school in the same school corporation, the individual who initiates the initiative must provide the department with verification (which is provided by the governing body) that the higher performing school has the capacity to provide classroom instruction for the additional students. Requires the department to post notice of the initiative on the department's Internet web site. Provides that a condition specified in the initiative
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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