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House Bill 1347

House Bill 1347

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF HB1347 (Updated March 6, 2006 5:09 pm - DI 84)

Various education matters. Adds financial hardship and illness to the reasons a student may withdraw from high school before graduating. Requires the following information to be included in a school's annual report: (1) The number of student work permits revoked. (2) The number of student driver's licenses revoked. (3) The number of students suspended for any reason. (4) The number of students who have not advanced to grade 10 due to a lack of completed credits. Requires an annual review of a student's career plan and requires remediation programs if needed. Allows an excused absence for a student who attends an educationally related nonclassroom activity, and requires each school corporation to: (1) maintain a record of such activities; and (2) report the information to the department of education annually. Allows Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and Vincennes University to offer fast track to college programs in which a qualified student may earn a high school diploma while also earning credits for a certificate program, an associate's or a baccalaureate degree. Allows other state educational institutions to establish a fast track to college program. Requires a school corporation to pay the tuition for high school diploma courses taken by certain students who are less than 19 years of age. Requires each state supported college and university to report annually to the commission for higher education and the legislative council: (1) financial aid availability; and (2) attendance and graduation rates; of students who are Indiana residents. Allows a student to graduate from high school without passing the graduation examination, subject to certain requirements. Requires the number of students: (1) receiving international baccalaureate degrees; and (2) participating in a school flex program; to be included in a school's annual report. Establishes the double up for college dual high school-college credit program. Requires high schools to offer at least two dual credit and advanced placement courses each year to high school students who qualify to enroll in the courses. Requires a student who seeks to withdraw from school before reaching 18 years of age or graduating to sign a written acknowledgment that the student and the student's parent or guardian understand that withdrawing from school is likely to reduce the student's future earnings and increase the student's likelihood of being unemployed in the future. Requires the department of education to develop guidelines for a school corporation to follow in implementing the written acknowledgment.
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