IN HB1251 | 2022 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 6 2022 - 25% progression
Action: 2022-01-06 - First reading: referred to Committee on Education
Pending: House Education Committee
Hearing: Jan 24 @ 8:30 am in House Chamber
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Various education matters. Requires the department of education (department) to apply to the United States Department of Education to establish and operate an innovative assessment system. Requires the department to: (1) prepare a report that includes information and recommendations regarding establishing and implementing a parent-teacher compact program; and (2) submit the report to the legislative council not later than November 1, 2022. Provides that the state board of education (state board) shall, in consultation with postsecondary educational institutions and various businesses and industries, identify what skills or traits students need to be successful upon completion of high school. Requires the state board to make findings relating to academic standards needed to meet the skills or traits identified by the state board. Requires the department to: (1) develop academic standards that incorporate the findings of the state board; and (2) reduce or consolidate the total amount of all academic standards for each grade level by an amount equal to not less than 75% of the number of academic standards in effect on January 1, 2022. Provides that: (1) the governing body of a school corporation may issue an adjunct teacher permit to an individual who meets certain requirements; and (2) if a governing body of a school corporation issues an adjunct teacher permit to an individual, the school corporation may enter into an employment agreement with the individual as a part-time or full-time teacher of the school corporation. Establishes requirements for adjunct teacher employment agreements. Provides that these employment agreements are not subject to certain requirements regarding teacher salaries and school corporation local compensation plans. Provides that: (1) an adjunct teacher is not a school employee for purposes of collective bargaining; and (2) an employment agreement with an adjunct teacher is not subject to a collective bargaining agreement. Provides that it is not an unfair labor practice for a school corporation to enter into an employment agreement with an adjunct teacher. Requires the department to establish an online adjunct teacher portal on the department's Internet web site that allows: (1) a school corporation to post a vacant adjunct teacher position; and (2) an individual to submit certain information or inquiries regarding the position. Amends the definition of "primary use of the building" for certain applicable high schools to mean, in part, an occupancy classification most closely related to the intended use of the building upon construction. Amends the definition of "appropriate vehicle". Provides that a special purpose bus or an appropriate vehicle may be used to transport students under certain circumstances. Provides that the state board may adopt emergency rules relating to school accreditation. Provides that the driver of a special purpose bus or an appropriate vehicle must pass an expanded criminal history check and an expanded child protection index check.

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Title

Various education matters.

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History

DateChamberAction
2022-01-06HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education
2022-01-06HouseAuthored by Representative Behning

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