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 of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Indiana Senate respectively.
Information Regarding Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER)
Created by the CARES Act, the GEER Fund allows the Governor to provide support to PK-12 schools and institutions of higher education. Indiana’s program will focus on developing and improving the availability of distance/remote learning techniques and technologies to students most significantly impacted by COVID-19. More information is available here: WWW.DOE.IN.GOV/GRANTS/GEER.
Information Regarding COVID-19 and State Board of Education Meetings
Information regarding the September 2, 2020 State Board of Education meeting will be available soon. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course Funding for the 2020-2021 school year
The following document from the Governor's Workforce Cabinet helps explain some frequently asked questions regarding CTE course funding levels for the 2020-2021 school year: CTE Course Funding 2020-2021 FAQ. CTE course funding levels were approved at the December 27, 2019 State Board of Education meeting. Please direct any questions to GWCpubliccomment@gov.in.gov.
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Graduation Pathways Policy Guidance was approved July 11, 2018. Information below:
Locally Created Pathways- The window to submit applications for the 2020-2021 school year was March 1 to May 31, 2020
- Note: Schools that submitted an appeal under these guidelines that was received prior to 11:59 pm EST on February 24, 2020 will have their A-F letter grade embargoed until resolved.
- The State Board placed grades on March 4, and schools had until 11:59 pm EDT on March 27, 2020 to appeal. The grades will have been released already at the board meeting on the March 4.
Please submit questions to the Indiana State Board of Education at the following email address: Applications@sboe.in.gov
Accountability Baseline Reset Request Review Process
Applications for an accountability baseline reset are solicited annually from school corporations and accredited non-public schools. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis within a prescribed window. Each applicant will then have an opportunity to respond to the State’s initial determination, including a chance to submit additional artifacts and/or evidence in response to the initial determination. State officials will review any additional information and issue a final determination no later than September 10.
Application Window Opens: May 1, Annually
Application Window Closes: July 31, Annually
Initial Determination: 10 business days from submission
Applicant Response Window: 10 business days from initial determination
Final Determination: No later than September 10
511 IAC 6.2-10-9 School changes due to opening, reopening, reconfiguring, or redistribution of students; new accountability baselines
Beginning March 1, 2016, this section applies to schools that:
- reconfigure; or
- redistribute students.
To obtain a new accountability baseline, an eligible school must clearly demonstrate all of the following criteria:
- An increase or decrease of at least seventy percent (70%) of the student population from the previous year, either by elimination or addition.
- A significant change in educational philosophy, curriculum, or staffing.
- A change is not being made to avoid accountability
Applications can be sent to Applications@sboe.in.gov
Upcoming Meetings and Hearings
- The Board will hold its next regular business meeting on September 2, 2020. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.