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Indiana Code 20-24-2.1-1. Establishment; membership

Sec. 1. (a) The Indiana charter school board is established for the purpose of authorizing charter schools throughout Indiana.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 20-24-2.1-1

  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5

(b) The charter board is a statewide charter school authorizer composed of the following seven (7) members appointed to four (4) year terms:

(1) Two (2) members, who may not be members of the same political party, appointed by the governor.

(2) One member who has previous experience with or on behalf of charter schools appointed by the state superintendent.

(3) Four (4) members, who may not be legislators, appointed as follows:

(A) One (1) member appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate.

(B) One (1) member appointed by the minority leader of the senate.

(C) One (1) member appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(D) One (1) member appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives.

A member appointed under this subsection may not be removed by the member’s appointing authority without cause before the end of the full four (4) year term.

(c) The governor shall appoint the chairperson of the charter board.

(d) A majority of the members appointed to the charter board constitutes a quorum. The affirmative votes of a majority of the voting members appointed to the charter board are required for the charter board to take action.

(e) Each member of the charter board who is not a state employee is entitled to the minimum salary per diem provided by IC 4-10-11-2.1(b). The member is also entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member’s duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.

(f) Members appointed to the charter board must collectively possess strong experience and expertise in:

(1) public and nonprofit governance;

(2) management;

(3) finance;

(4) public school leadership;

(5) higher education;

(6) school assessments, curriculum, and instruction; and

(7) public education law.

As added by P.L.91-2011, SEC.7. Amended by P.L.280-2013, SEC.9.

Indiana Code 20-24.2-1-1. Applicability of definitions

Sec. 1. The definitions in this chapter apply throughout this article.

As added by P.L.201-2013, SEC.1.