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House Bill 1312

House Bill 1312

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF HB 1312 (Updated January 30, 2006 10:15 pm - DI 109)

Various education matters. Allows the use of school-owned buses for nonprofit organizations under certain conditions. Allows school corporations to independently contract for school nurses and other certified or licensed personnel to provide student services and health services. Removes the requirement that a school nurse must have a bachelor's degree in nursing. Makes statutes governing nonrenewal of contracts applicable to assistant superintendents, principals, assistant principals, and directors of special education consistent with statutes governing the nonrenewal of a superintendent's contract. Increases the cost of public works projects subject to the bidding process. Allows payment of skilled maintenance personnel salaries and fringe benefits from the capital projects fund for certain school corporations. Allows up to one year or the school corporation's next budget year for school corporations to abate school building inspection violations. Removes the requirement for state and local attendance officers. Extends eligibility for the twenty-first century scholars program to students in grade 7. Repeals superseded compulsory school attendance provisions. Provides that a nonpermanent teacher must be notified by June 1 that the school corporation's governing body will consider the nonrenewal of the teacher's contract. (The notification deadline under current law is May 1.) Provides that an initial school superintendent contract must be for a term of at least 36 months. Allows subsequent contracts to be of any duration. Allows school corporations to declare themselves deregulated and waive certain statutes and rules. Provides that a teacher must be notified on or after May 1 that the salary schedule may be changed by the school corporation. (The notification deadline under current law is May 1.)Allows a school corporation to implement a breakfast program at a school building if at least 15% (rather than 25%) of the students enrolled at that school building during the prior school year qualified for free or reduced price lunches under federal guidelines.
Current Status:
On 3rd Reading in 1st House
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