Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Members of the Gary school board. Reduces the number of members of the governing body of the Gary Community School Corporation from seven to five, beginning January 1, 2017. Provides that three members of the governing body are elected by districts by the voters of the respective districts and two members are appointed by the city executive. Provides that each district consists of the territory of two contiguous districts of the city's legislative body. Requires an elected member of the governing body to have been a resident of the district for at least one year before the date the member Members of the Gary school board. Reduces the number of members of the governing body of the Gary Community School Corporation from seven to five, beginning January 1, 2017. Provides that three members of the governing body are elected by districts by the voters of the respective districts and two members are appointed by the city executive. Provides that each district consists of the territory of two contiguous districts of the city's legislative body. Requires an elected member of the governing body to have been a resident of the district for at least one year before the date the member takes office. Provides that the individuals elected to the governing body at the 2016 general election serve as the three elected members of the governing body, beginning January 1, 2017. Provides that the term of office of each of the individuals elected to the governing body in 2014 and the member elected at large expires January 1, 2017. Requires that the appointed members of the governing body must have knowledge of or experience in and be familiar with issues related to school business, school finance, and school administration. Provides that a member of the governing body vacates the member's office if the member fails to attend four regularly scheduled meetings in any twelve month period, except for chronic illness. (Under current law, the member vacates office if the member misses six regularly scheduled meetings in any twelve month period.) Repeals and provides for expiration of statutes consistent with the new structure of the governing body. ... View more