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Indiana State Board of Education


Indiana State Board of Education

Established by the Indiana General Assembly, the State Board of Education oversees K-12 education policymaking in the State of Indiana. The bipartisan board is composed of eleven members, including the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Eight members are appointed by the Governor and must include:

  • At least six appointees with professional experience in the field of education;

  • Not more than one appointee from a particular congressional district; and

  • Not more than five appointees belonging to the same political party.

The remaining two board members are appointed by the Speaker of the Indiana House Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Indiana Senate respectively.

What's New

  • Charter and Innovation Network School Grant Program: HEA 1001-2015 establishes the Charter and Innovation Network School Grant Program, which is to be administered by the State Board of Education (SBOE) per Indiana Code (IC 20-24-13)...learn more

  • New Adult Accountability Rule: On August 24, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., at the Indiana State Board of Education, 143 West Market Street, Conference Room 118, Indianapolis, Indiana,, 46204, the State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the new accountability rule – 14-508. Additional information can be found in the rulemaking docket at, under School Performance Categories for Adult High Schools.

  • RELEASE: New A-F Accountability Rule Receives Final Approval

  • RELEASE: State Board Elects New Officers, Approves Testing Funding and Windows

  • Click here to view the revised A-F grading scale, schools and school corporations are to be placed. Rule applicable beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.

Upcoming Meetings

  • The SBOE's next Regular Business Meeting is August 5, 2015 at 9:00 AM (EDT) at the Indiana Memorial Union at Indiana University in Bloomington.

  • The SBOE is holding community conversations for three schools that received failing accountability grades for five consecutive years.  Indiana State Law requires the Board to hold public hearings at each school to hear from community and school leaders about ideas to help students in these schools improve their educational more.
     - 8/6/15 (4:00 PM CDT): Westside Leadership Academy
       9th & Gerry St., Gary, IN 46406
     - 8/12/15 (4:00 PM CDT): Caze Elementary School
       2013 S. Green River Rd., Evansville, IN 47715
     - 8/12/15 (7:00 PM CDT): Washington Middle School
       1801 Washington Ave., Evansville, IN 47714

  • The first meeting of the SBOE's Data Reporting Committee is August 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM (EDT) in Indianapolis.