Posted: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:42am Updated: Tue, 07/25/2017 - 8:42am
** Developmental Delay Category Changes: The Office of Special Education, with stakeholders from the field, is working on guidance for implementing HEA 475, the Developmental Delay legislation. These changes will be effective beginning July 1, 2018.

 

The Government Affairs Team advocates on behalf of the legislative and policy positions of the Superintendent and the Department of Education. The team also partners with local school districts, superintendents, principals, and advocates on their behalf. The team converses with Senators and Representatives, testifies in committee hearings and other legislative venues, and communicates with school and community leaders across the state as representatives of the Superintendent and the Department.

2017 IDOE Legislative Guidance

The 2017 legislative session ended on Friday April 21, 2017.  IDOE is in the process of issuing official guidance and that guidance is posted below. Please sign up for Dr. McCormick’s weekly updates for important information. Additionally, we will be posting guidance on our web site incrementally.

Posted HEA/SEA Guidance Documents
07/25/2017 HEA 1009 HEA 1009 Guidance
07/14/2017 HEA 1384 HEA 1384 Social Worker Guidance
06/30/2017 HEA 1004 HEA 1004 PreK Guidance
06/30/2017 HEA 1136 HEA 1136 Latch Key Services Guidance
06/30/2017 SEA 196 SEA 196 School Debt Service Obligations Guidance
06/23/2017 SEA 409 SEA 409 Collective Bargaining Update
06/23/2017 SEA 407 SEA 407 Education Matters Update
06/23/2017 SEA 248 SEA 248 School Consolidation Guidance
06/23/2017 SEA 182 SEA 182 Superintendent Contract Guidance
06/16/2017 HEA 1001 TAG Guidance HEA 1001
06/16/2017 SEA 108 SEA 108 Educationally Related Nonclassroom Activity Guidance
06/08/2017 SEA 355 and 447 Child Abuse Education and Policies (IC 5-2-10.1-12; IC 20- 19-3-11; IC 20-26-5-35.5; IC 20-30-5-5.7) and Child Services (IC 20-28-3-4.5
06/02/2017 SEA 392 Stock Emergency Medications (IC 20-34-4.5)
06/02/2017 HEA 1430 Suicide Awareness and Prevention Guidance (IC 20-26-5-34.4; IC 20- 28-3-6)
06/02/2017   Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse/Neglect
06/02/2017   Expanded Criminal History (ECH) Checks, Expanded Child Protection Index (ECPI) Checks, Reference Checks and Confidentiality Agreements
05/26/2017 SEA 198 SEA 198 Guidance
05/24/2017 HB 1001 Changes on the Horizon for School Connectivity
05/24/2017 SEA 337 & 29 High School Electives
05/23/2017 SEA 108 Education Matters (IC 20-27-9-5)
05/23/2017 HEA 1384 Public Law 251-2017 - Various education matters (IC 20-26-13-11; IC 20-26-13-11.3; IC 20-32-4-13)
05/23/2017 HEA 1003 Student Assessments (IC 20-28-11.5-10(a))
05/23/2017 HEA 1507 School Buses (IC 20-27-9-7)

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For more information please contact Michael Brown, Legislative Affairs Director, at mbrown@doe.in.gov.