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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
School buildings. Provides that the lease between a charter school and a school corporation for a closed, unused, or unoccupied school building must include agreed upon terms and conditions relating to the operating costs associated with the school building. Provides that a closed, unused, or unoccupied school building may not be leased to a charter school in an amount that is less than the greater of: (1) $1; or (2) the amount that the school corporation must annually pay for debt or other obligations that the school corporation incurred for the school building before entering into the lease or for liens that attached to the school building before the school corporation entered into the lease. Provides that a school corporation may send notice to the department of education indicating that a closed, unused, or unoccupied school building may be sold or disposed of based on certain reasons. Provides that a charter school sponsor may request a hearing to show just cause as to why the closed, unused, or unoccupied building should not be sold or disposed of by the school corporation. Provides that the department shall hold an administrative hearing to determine whether the charter school sponsor has shown just cause as to why a school corporation should not sell or dispose of the school building. Provides that a special management team is responsible for the maintenance of the buildings and grounds of a turnaround academy. Provides that the contract into which the state board of education enters with a special management team after June 30, 2013, must include a date on which the operation of the school will be returned to the school corporation.