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Senate Bill 0481


Senate Bill 0481

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


School accreditation. Makes various changes to the administration of school accreditation. Replaces the current probationary accreditation status with a not full accreditation status. Provides that the state board of education (state board) may apply sanctions to a school or school corporation that is not fully accredited. Provides that if a school is assigned a not full accreditation status, the governing body of the school corporation shall develop a plan to raise the school's level of accreditation within one year. Provides that the department of education (department) may conduct a review or onsite evaluation of a school to make a recommendation to the state board as to the accreditation status of that school. Specifies membership of review panels. Provides that upon review by a review panel, the review panel shall make a recommendation to the state board concerning the accreditation status of the school and, if applicable, certain recommendations for improvement that the school should consider. Provides that upon receipt of a review panel's recommendation, the state board shall make a determination of the school's accreditation status. Provides that a school corporation assigned a not full accreditation status shall direct its efforts toward raising the level of accreditation of each of its schools that have a not full accreditation status to full accreditation status within one year. Provides an appeals process for a school corporation or school that is assigned a not full accreditation status. Provides that if a school or school corporation is assigned a not full accreditation status, the department shall provide assistance to that school or school corporation to achieve a full
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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