Posted: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:42am Updated: Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:48am

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
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)

Current Federal Issues

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