(Repealed by P.L.73-2011, SEC.22.)
(Repealed by P.L.73-2011, SEC.22.)
Advisory committee on career and technical education
Sec. 4.5. (a) The advisory committee on career and technical education is established to advise the state board on policy matters concerning career and technical education. The advisory committee on career and technical education consists of:
(1) the state superintendent or the state superintendent's
(2) seven (7) members appointed by the state superintendent.
(b) The following provisions apply to members of the advisory committee on career and technical education:
(1) At least four (4) of the members must be actively employed as area career and technical education directors in schools in Indiana and hold a valid career and technical education director license.
(2) Not more than one (1) member may be from any secondary area district in Indiana.
(3) Members serve at the pleasure of the state superintendent.
(c) The state superintendent or the state superintendent's designee serves as the chairperson of the advisory committee on career and technical education.
As added by P.L.7-2011, SEC.4.
Sec. 5. If the state board is required to conduct hearings under IC 4-21.5-3, the state board may use hearing examiners who are not members of the state board to conduct the hearings.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.3.
Secretary; powers and duties; seal
Sec. 6. (a) The state board shall elect one (1) member to serve as secretary. The secretary shall:
(1) maintain custody of the state board's records, papers, and effects; and
(2) keep minutes of the state board's proceedings.
The records, papers, effects, and minutes of all meetings and actions of the state board shall be kept at the office of the state superintendent and are public records.
(b) The state board shall adopt and use a seal that contains the words "Indiana State Board of Education". A written description of the seal shall be recorded in the minutes of the state board and filed in the office of the secretary of state. The seal shall be used for the authentication of the acts of the state board and the important acts of the department.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.3.
Compensation of board members
Sec. 7. (a) Each member of the state board who is not an officer or employee of the state is entitled to an annual salary of two thousand dollars ($2,000).
(b) Each member of the state board is entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties, as provided in the state travel policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of
administration and approved by the budget agency. The
compensation of members employed in the public schools may not
be decreased because of regular service on the state board.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.73-2011, SEC.3.
Adoption of administrative rules by state board
Sec. 8. (a) In addition to any other powers and duties prescribed by law, the state board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 concerning, but not limited to, the following matters:
(1) The designation and employment of the employees and consultants necessary for the department. The state board shall fix the compensation of employees of the department, subject to the approval of the budget committee and the governor under IC 4-12-2.
(2) The establishment and maintenance of standards and guidelines for media centers, libraries, instructional materials centers, or any other area or system of areas in a school where a full range of information sources, associated equipment, and services from professional media staff are accessible to the school community. With regard to library automation systems, the state board may only adopt rules that meet the standards established by the state library board for library automation systems under IC 4-23-7.1-11(b).
(3) The establishment and maintenance of standards for student personnel and guidance services.
(4) This subdivision expires December 31, 2011. The establishment and maintenance of minimum standards for driver education programs (including classroom instruction and practice driving) and equipment. Classroom instruction standards established under this subdivision must include instruction about:
(A) railroad-highway grade crossing safety; and
(B) the procedure for participation in the human organ donor program;
and must provide, effective July 1, 2010, that the classroom instruction may not be provided to a child less than fifteen (15) years and one hundred eighty (180) days of age.
(5) The inspection of all public schools in Indiana to determine the condition of the schools. The state board shall establish standards governing the accreditation of public schools. Observance of:
(A) IC 20-31-4;
(B) IC 20-28-5-2;
(C) IC 20-28-6-3 through IC 20-28-6-7;
(D) IC 20-28-11.5; and
(E) IC 20-31-3, IC 20-32-4, IC 20-32-5, IC 20-32-6, and IC 20-32-8;
is a prerequisite to the accreditation of a school. Local public school officials shall make the reports required of them and
otherwise cooperate with the state board regarding required
inspections. Nonpublic schools may also request the inspection
for classification purposes. Compliance with the building and
site guidelines adopted by the state board is not a prerequisite
(6) The distribution of funds and revenues appropriated for the support of schools in the state.
(7) The state board may not establish an accreditation system for nonpublic schools that is less stringent than the accreditation system for public schools.
(8) A separate system for recognizing nonpublic schools under IC 20-19-2-10. Recognition of nonpublic schools under this subdivision constitutes the system of regulatory standards that apply to nonpublic schools that seek to qualify for the system of recognition.
(9) The establishment and enforcement of standards and guidelines concerning the safety of students participating in cheerleading activities.
(10) Subject to IC 20-28-2, the preparation and licensing of teachers.
(b) Before final adoption of any rule, the state board shall make a finding on the estimated fiscal impact that the rule will have on school corporations.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.65-2005, SEC.2; P.L.146-2008, SEC.450; P.L.101-2009, SEC.14; P.L.73-2011, SEC.4; P.L.90-2011, SEC.5; P.L.145-2011, SEC.25.
(Repealed by P.L.73-2011, SEC.22.)
Policy; recognition of educational programs of nonpublic schools; accreditation; waiver of accreditation for certain schools
Sec. 10. (a) It is the policy of the state that the state:
(1) recognizes that nonpublic schools provide education to children in Indiana;
(2) has an interest in ensuring that all Indiana children are well educated in both curricular and extracurricular programs; and
(3) should facilitate the transferability of comparable academic credit between appropriate nonpublic schools and state supported educational institutions.
(b) The state board shall implement a system of recognition of the educational programs of nonpublic schools to fulfill the policy set forth in subsection (a).
(c) The system of recognition described under subsection (b) must:
(1) be voluntary in nature with respect to the nonpublic school;
(2) recognize the characteristics that distinguish nonpublic schools from public schools; and
School improvement and achievement plans; rules
Sec. 11. (a) As used in this section, "plan" refers to a strategic and continuous school improvement and achievement plan developed under IC 20-31-5.
(b) A plan must:
(1) conform to the requirements of IC 20-31-5; and
(2) include a professional development program that conforms to IC 20-20-31.
(c) The governing body may do the following for a school that participates in a plan:
(1) Invoke a waiver of a rule adopted by the state board under IC 20-31-5-5(b).
(2) Develop a plan for the admission of students who do not reside in the school's attendance area but have legal settlement in the school corporation.
(d) In approving a school corporation's actions under this section, the state board shall consider whether the governing body has done the following:
(1) Approved a school's plan.
(2) Demonstrated the support of the exclusive representative only for the professional development program component of the plan.
(e) The state board may waive any statute or rule relating to curriculum in accordance with IC 20-31-5-5.
(f) As part of the plan, the governing body may develop and
implement a policy to do the following:
(1) Allow the transfer of a student who resides in the school's attendance area but whose parent requests that the student attend another school in the school corporation of legal settlement.
(2) Inform parents of their rights under this section.
(g) The state board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to implement this section.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.73-2011, SEC.5.
Guidelines on selection of school sites and construction, repair, or alteration of school buildings and facilities; consideration of guidelines; department review of plans; department recommendation
Sec. 12. (a) The state board shall, in the manner provided by IC 4-22-2, adopt rules setting forth nonbinding guidelines for the selection of school sites and the construction, alteration, and repair of school buildings, athletic facilities, and other categories of facilities related to the operation and administration of school corporations. The nonbinding guidelines must include:
(1) preferred location and building practices for school corporations, including standards for enhancing health, student safety, accessibility, energy efficiency, operating efficiency, and instructional efficacy;
(2) guidelines concerning minimum acreage, cost per square foot or cost per ADM (as defined in IC 20-18-2-2), technology infrastructure, building materials, per student square footage, and other general space requirements, including space for academics, administration and staff support, arts education and auditoriums, libraries, cafeterias, athletics and physical education, transportation facilities, and maintenance and repair facilities; and
(3) additional guidelines that the state board considers necessary for efficient and cost effective construction of school facilities.
The building law compliance officer appointed under IC 10-19-7-4, the office of management and budget, and the department of local government finance shall, upon request of the board, provide technical assistance as necessary for the development of the guidelines.
(b) The state board shall annually compile, in a document capable of easy revision, the:
(1) guidelines described in subsection (a); and
(2) rules of the:
(A) fire prevention and building safety commission; and
(B) state department of health;
that govern site selection and the construction, alteration, and repair of school buildings.
(c) A school corporation shall consider the guidelines adopted
under subsection (a) when developing plans and specifications for a
facility described in subsection (a). Before submitting completed
written plans and specifications for the selection of a school building
site or the construction or alteration of a school building to the
division of fire and building safety for issuance of a design release
under IC 22-15-3, a school corporation shall do the following:
(1) Submit the proposed plans and specifications to the department. Within thirty (30) days after the department receives the plans and specifications, the department shall:
(A) review the plans and specifications to determine whether they comply with the guidelines adopted under subsection (a); and
(B) provide written recommendations concerning the plans and specifications to the school corporation, which must include findings as to any material differences between the plans and specifications and the guidelines adopted under subsection (a).
(2) After the earlier of:
(A) receipt of the recommendations provided under subdivision (1)(B); or
(B) the date that is thirty (30) days after the date the department received the plans and specifications under subdivision (1)(A);
issue a public document that describes the recommendations, if any, and any material differences between the plans and specifications prepared by the school corporation and the guidelines adopted under subsection (a), as determined under the guidelines adopted by the state board.
(3) After publishing a notice of the public hearing under IC 5-3-1, conduct a public hearing to receive public comment concerning the school corporation's plans and specifications.
After the public hearing and without conducting another public hearing under this subsection, the governing body may revise the plans and specifications or submit the plans and specifications to the division of fire and building safety without making changes. The school corporation shall revise the public document described in subdivision (2) to identify any changes in the plans and specifications after the public document's initial preparation.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.1-2006, SEC.313; P.L.146-2008, SEC.451.
Limitation of state board authority concerning construction, alteration, or repair of school buildings
Sec. 13. The state board may not approve or disapprove plans and specifications for the construction, alteration, or repair of school buildings, except as necessary under the following:
(1) The terms of a federal grant or a federal law.
(2) IC 20-35-4-2 concerning the authorization of a special school for children with disabilities.
Duties of state board
Sec. 14. The state board shall do the following:
(1) Establish the educational goals of the state, developing standards and objectives for local school corporations.
(2) Assess the attainment of the established goals.
(3) Assure compliance with established standards and objectives.
(4) Coordinate with the commission for higher education (IC 21-18-1) and the department of workforce development (IC 22-4.1-2) to develop entrepreneurship education programs for elementary and secondary education, higher education, and individuals in the work force.
(5) Make recommendations to the governor and general assembly concerning the educational needs of the state, including financial needs.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.172-2011, SEC.120.
Freeway school corporation and freeway school
Sec. 15. The state board shall comply with IC 20-26-15 to establish a freeway school corporation and a freeway school.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.3.
Federal aid concerning children with disabilities
Sec. 16. (a) The state accepts the provisions and benefits of laws enacted by the Congress of the United States that provide for aid to children with disabilities.
(b) The state board is designated as the proper authority and may accept any federal funds appropriated to aid in the education of children with disabilities. The state board shall comply with all the requirements of:
(1) federal law concerning any federal funds relating to special educational activities; and
(2) any amendments to those laws or rules and regulations issued under and in conformity with those laws and not inconsistent with this chapter.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.3.
Federal aid concerning career and technical education
Sec. 17. The provisions of an act of Congress entitled "An act to provide for the promotion of vocational education; to provide for
cooperation with the states in the promotion of such education in
agriculture and the trades and industries; to provide for cooperation
with the states in the preparation of teachers of career and technical
education subjects; and to appropriate money and regulate its
expenditure," are accepted by the state as to the following:
(1) Appropriations for the salaries of:
(B) supervisors; or
of agricultural subjects.
(2) Appropriations for salaries for teachers of trade and industrial subjects.
(3) Appropriations for the training of teachers of career and technical education subjects.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.234-2007, SEC.87.
State treasurer as custodian for career and technical education funds
Sec. 18. (a) The treasurer of state is designated as the custodian for career and technical education.
(b) The treasurer of state shall do the following:
(1) Receive money paid to the state from the United States treasury under the act of Congress described in section 17 of this chapter.
(2) Pay the money described in subdivision (1), upon the warrant of the auditor of state, when the money is certified by the state board.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.234-2007, SEC.88.
Federal funds for career and technical education; use of funds subject to allocation by general assembly
Sec. 19. (a) The state board shall receive, distribute, and account for all funds received for career and technical education under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.).
(b) The state board may not expend or distribute funds received under subsection (a) unless those funds have been allocated by the general assembly.
As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.234-2007, SEC.89; P.L.7-2011, SEC.5.
Fast track to college diploma design by the state board
Sec. 20. The state board shall design a high school diploma to be granted to individuals who successfully complete a high school fast track to college program under IC 21-43-6, IC 21-43-7, or IC 21-43-8.
As added by P.L.185-2006, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.1-2007,
SEC.141; P.L.2-2007, SEC.199; P.L.3-2008, SEC.114.