Charter schools.

Authors: Senator Luke Kenley, Senator Earline Rogers

Co-authors: Senator Greg Taylor, Senator Lonnie Randolph

Sponsors: Representative Timothy Brown

Co-Sponsors: Representative Todd Huston, Representative Terry Goodin, Representative Justin Moed

Advisors: Senator Dennis Kruse, Senator Lonnie Randolph


Adds a definition of an "adult high school". Repeals a provision that prohibits the establishment of new adult high schools. Provides that an adult high school may only be authorized by the Indiana charter school board or the Indianapolis charter school board. Provides that, after June 30, 2014, before an authorizer may grant a charter to establish or renew a charter for an adult high school, the organizer must have the proposal approved by the budget committee. Requires a charter for an adult high school to contain certain requirements. Provides that, with certain exceptions, for state fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2014, an adult high school is not entitled to receive funding from the state unless the general assembly enacts an appropriation for the adult high school. Provides that an adult high school is subject to alternative accountability system established by the state board. Provides that certain authorizers may collect a 3% administrative fee from the amount appropriated to an adult high school (Current law provides that an authorizer may collect the administrative fee from the charter schools basic tuition support) Requires the office of management and budget to study adult high schools and educational alternatives for students who: (1) are at least eighteen (18) years of age; and (2) have dropped out of high school before receiving a diploma.