COVID 19 Actions
Board Action to Assure Funding for Virtual Education due to COVID-19
Executive Order 20-05 allows agency heads to modify rules during the public health emergency. On September 2, 20202, the Board voted for executive director Brian Murphy to modify the state tuition support rule to ensure students who are receiving virtual instruction due to COVID-19 would be funded at the appropriate level. Students reported in the February 2020 ADM as attending school in-person who are reported in the September 2020 ADM as attending school virtually due to COVID-19 will be funded as though attending school in-person. Students reported in the February 2020 ADM as attending school virtually who are also reported in the September 2020 ADM as attending school virtually will continue to be funded at the 85% level. School corporations that were delivering 100% virtual instruction at the time of the February 2020 ADM will continue to receive 85% of full tuition support for their students. The memo outlining the changes is available here.
Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund
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. Learn more about the grant and how to apply by visiting WWW.DOE.IN.GOV/GRANTS/GEER.
Flexibility for Summer School Enrollment
Schools should make every effort to comply with the 15 student average enrollment requirement for summer school courses set forth in 511 IAC 12-2-7. However, due to COVID-19 and for the summer of 2020 only, failure to strictly comply with this requirement will not automatically preclude schools from being eligible for summer school reimbursements. Please contact Robin Leclaire with questions.
New - Updated and Expanded Flexibility for Graduation
The Flexibility from Indiana Graduation Requirements in Response to COVID-19 guidance document applies to the spring/summer 2020 graduation cohort and to students in prior cohorts who were on track to graduate in the spring/summer of 2020 pursuant to said guidance. This expands the flexibility to include fifth-year seniors and adult education students. Please contact Robin Leclaire with questions.