Comments: IN SB0029 | 2019 | Regular Session

Bill Title: School materials for juvenile detainees. Provides that, if a child is or will be detained in a juvenile detention facility (facility) for more than seven calendar days, the school corporation must, upon the child's parent or facility's request, provide to the facility the school materials for the grade level or courses that the child is or would be enrolled in if the child were not detained. Requires the school corporation, upon the child's parent or facility's request, to deliver the school materials at least once every seven calendar days, excluding any days that are not student instructional days. Provides that the school corporation may provide the school materials in an electronic format. Provides that, except for the assessment of rental fees for curricular materials, the school corporation is responsible for the costs associated with preparing and delivering the school materials. Provides that the school corporation is not required to provide the school materials if the: (1) child is released from the facility; or (2) facility requests that the school corporation no longer provide the school materials. Provides that if a student is suspended, the student is required to complete all assignments and school work assigned during the period of the student's suspension. Provides that the principal or the principal's designee shall ensure that the student receives notice of any assignments or school work due and teacher contact information in the event the student has questions regarding the assignments or school work. Provides that a school is required to provide a student who is expelled with a list of available alternative education programs or virtual charter schools which the student may attend during the student's expulsion. Provides that if a student is expelled from school or from any educational function, the student's absence from school because of the expulsion provisions requiring compulsory school attendance if the student may enroll in: (1) an alternative education program in the county or in a county immediately adjacent to the county containing the school corporation from which the student was expelled; or (2) a virtual charter school if the student does not enroll in a program or virtual charter school during the student's expulsion.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 6-3)

Status: (Passed) 2019-04-25 - Public Law 94 [SB0029 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]

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