Sec. 2. (a) A school corporation‘s honors diploma award for a state fiscal year is the amount determined using the following formula:

STEP ONE: Determine the number of the school corporation’s eligible pupils who:

(A) successfully completed an academic honors diploma program; and

(B) were receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits, or foster care services;

in the school year ending in the previous state fiscal year.

STEP TWO: Determine the result of:

(A) the number of the school corporation’s eligible pupils who:

(i) successfully completed a Core 40 diploma with technical honors program; and

(ii) were receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits, or foster care services;

in the school year ending in the previous state fiscal year; minus

(B) the number of eligible pupils who would otherwise be double counted under both clause (A) and STEP ONE.

STEP THREE: Determine the sum of the number of eligible students determined under STEP ONE and the number of eligible students determined under STEP TWO.

STEP FOUR: Multiply the STEP THREE amount by one thousand five hundred dollars (\$1,500).

STEP FIVE: Determine the result of:

(A) the number of the school corporation’s eligible pupils who successfully completed an academic honors diploma program in the school year ending in the previous state fiscal year; minus

(B) the STEP ONE amount.

STEP SIX: Determine the result of:

(A) the number of the school corporation’s eligible pupils who successfully completed a Core 40 diploma with technical honors program in the school year ending in the previous state fiscal year; minus

(B) the number of the school corporation’s eligible pupils who are counted under both clause (A) and STEP FIVE (A).

STEP SEVEN: Determine the result of the STEP SIX amount minus the STEP TWO amount.

STEP EIGHT: Determine the result of:

(A) the STEP FIVE amount; plus

(B) the STEP SEVEN amount.

STEP NINE: Determine the result of:

(A) the STEP EIGHT amount; multiplied by

(B) one thousand one hundred dollars (\$1,100).

STEP TEN: Determine the sum of:

(A) the STEP FOUR amount; plus

(B) the STEP NINE amount.

(b) An amount received by a school corporation as an honors diploma award may be used only for:

(1) any:

(A) staff training;

(B) program development;

(C) equipment and supply expenditures; or

(D) other expenses;

directly related to the school corporation’s honors diploma program; and

(2) the school corporation’s program for high ability students.

(c) A governing body that does not comply with this section for a school year is not eligible to receive an honors diploma award for the following school year.

[Pre-2006 Recodification Citation: 21-3-1.7-9.8(a) part.]

As added by P.L.2-2006, SEC.166. Amended by P.L.229-2011, SEC.219; P.L.205-2013, SEC.299; P.L.213-2015, SEC.225; P.L.217-2017, SEC.131.