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2019 IDOE Legislative Guidance

The 2019 legislative session ended on Wednesday, April 24. IDOE is in the process of issuing official guidance which will be  posted below as it is completed. Please check back often. If you have not done so already, please sign up to receive Dr. McCormick’s Weekly Updates for legislative and other important information.

Posted HEA/SEA Guidance Documents
08/09/2019 SEA 390 – Public Hearing and Public Meetings SEA 390 – Guidance
07/17/2019 HEA 1225 – Safe Schools HEA 1225 – Guidance
07/12/2019 HEA 1398 – Information Concerning Threats to School Safety HEA 1398 – Guidance
07/12/2019 HEA 1224 – School Intergenerational Safety Pilot Project HEA 1224 – Guidance
Letter of Interest Template
07/12/2019 SEA 632 – Radon in Schools SEA 632 – Guidance
06/26/2019 HEA 1021 – Education Finance HEA 1021 – Guidance
06/26/2019 HEA 1484 – Language Development for Children Deaf or Hard of Hearing HEA 1484 – Guidance
06/26/2019 SEA 325 – Student Mental Health SEA 325 – Guidance
06/26/2019 SEA 373 – Academic Credits for Religious Instruction SEA 373 – Guidance
06/19/2019 HEA 1004 – School Safety HEA 1004 – Guidance
06/19/2019 HEA 1245 – Higher Education and FAFSA Matters

HEA 1245 – Guidance
HEA 1245- Agreement

06/19/2019 HEA 1009 – Teacher Residency Grant Pilot Program HEA 1009 – Guidance
06/19/2019
06/19/2019
HEA 1641 – Unused School Buildings (1 of 2)
HEA 1641 – Charter School Enrollment (2 of 2)
HEA 1641 (1 of 2) – Guidance
HEA 1641 (2 of 2) - Guidance
06/19/2019 SEA 464 – Homeless Children and Youths SEA 464 - Guidance
06/14/2019 SEA 127 – Referendum for School Safety Levy SEA 127 – Guidance
06/14/2019 SEA 567 – Virtual Education SEA 567 – Guidance
06/07/2019 SEA 2 – School Bus Safety and Transportation SEA 2 – Guidance
06/07/2019 HEA 1003 – School Expenditure Targets (1 of 2) HEA 1003 (1 of 2) – Guidance
06/07/2019 HEA 1397 – School Transfer of Funds HEA 1397 – Guidance
06/07/2019 SEA 549 – School Financial Matters SEA 549 – Guidance
06/07/2019 SEA 562 – Ed. Prep. Programs Reporting SEA 562 – Guidance
05/30/2019
05/30/2019
06/26/2019

HEA 1629 – Public Records (1 of 3)
HEA 1629 – Community Service in High School Grades 9-12 (2 of 3)
HEA 1629 – Career and Technical Education Center Changes (3 of 3)

HEA 1629 (1 of 3) – Guidance
HEA 1629 (2 of 3) – Guidance 
HEA 1629 (3 of 3) - Guidance

05/30/2019 SEA 132 – Civics Test and Holocaust SEA 132 – Guidance
05/30/2019 HEA 1651 – Dangerous Individuals with Firearms HEA 1651 – Guidance
05/23/2019 SEA 29 – School Materials for Juvenile Detainees SEA 29 - Guidance
05/23/2019
06/14/2019
HEA 1089 – Transfer Students (1 of 2)
HEA 1089 – Seizure Disorder Training Requirements (2 of 2)
HEA 1089 (1 of 2) - Guidance 
HEA 1089 (2 of 2) – Guidance
06/07/2019
05/23/2019
06/07/2019
06/14/2019
05/22/2019
05/01/2019
HEA 1001 – Teachers’ Retirement Fund ’96
HEA 1001 – Kindergarten ADM (1 of 5)
HEA 1001 – Biennial Budget (2 of 5)
HEA 1001 – Teacher Appreciation Grants (3 of 5)
HEA 1001 – English Learner Funding (4 of 5)
HEA 1001 – Secured School Grant Fund Increase (5 of 5)
HEA 1001 (TRF) - Guidance
HEA 1001 (1 of 5) - Guidance
HEA 1001 (2 of 5) - Guidance
HEA 1001 (3 of 5) - Guidance
HEA 1001 (4 of 5) - Guidance
HEA 1001 (5 of 5) - Guidance
05/22/2019
05/22/2019
05/30/2019
SEA 438 – Workplace Specialist Changes (1 of 3)
SEA 438 – Career Specialist Permit Changes (2 of 3)
SEA 438 – Elimination of Basic Skills Requirement (3 of 3)
SEA 438 (1 of 3) - Guidance
SEA 438 (2 of 3) - Guidance
SEA 438 (3 of 3) - Guidance
05/08/2019
05/08/2019
05/09/2019
06/19/2019
06/26/2019
06/19/2019
HEA 1002 – Professional Growth Points (1 of 6)
HEA 1002 – 15 PGP Point FAQ
HEA 1002 – Non-Licensed Teachers (2 of 6)
HEA 1002 – Graduation Plan Changes (4 of 6)
HEA 1002 – Transition to National Licensing Exam (5 of 6)
HEA 1002 – Career Awareness and Career Development Plans (6 of 6)
HEA 1002 (1 of 6) - Guidance
HEA 1002 - 15 PGP Point FAQ
HEA 1002 (2 of 6) - Guidance
HEA 1002 (4 of 6) – Guidance 
HEA 1002 (5 of 6) - Guidance
HEA 1002 (6 of 6) - Guidance
05/08/2019 SEA 189 – Emergency Communication Disorder Permits SEA 189 - Guidance
05/06/2019 HEA 1209 – Discipline of Coaches HEA 1209 - Guidance
05/06/2019 SEA 281 – School Administrator Contracts SEA 281 - Guidance

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2018 IDOE Legislative Guidance

The 2018 legislative session ended on Wednesday March 14, 2018.  IDOE is in the process of issuing official guidance, and that guidance will be posted below.  Additionally, we will be posting guidance on our web site incrementally, so please check back often.  Sign up for Dr. McCormick’s weekly updates for important information.

Posted HEA/SEA Guidance Documents
09/17/2018 HEA 1230 HEA 1230 - School Safety (Safety Advances from Common School Fund)
08/28/2018 SEA 52 SEA 52 - Low THC Hemp Extract Guidance
08/15/2018 SEA 172 SEA 172 - Computer Science Guidance
08/06/2018   Unplanned Fire Alarm Activation Guidance from the Indiana State Fire Marshal
07/31/2018 HEA 217 HEA 217 - Initial Dyslexia Guidance
07/27/2018 SEA 1316 SEA 1316 - College Choice 529 Plan Guidance
07/26/2018 HEA 1002 HEA 1002  Enrollment Release Guidance
07/20/2018 HEA 1230 HEA 1230 School Safety (Audit Guidance)
07/13/2018 HEA 1230 HEA 1230 - Cyberbullying Guidance (3 of 3)
07/13/2018 SEA 303 SEA 303 - Homebound Student Reporting Guidance (2 of 4)
07/06/2018 SEA 303 SEA 303 - Various Education Matters (3 of 4)
06/26/2018 HEA 1230 HEA 1230 Human Trafficking Training Guidance (2 of 3)
06/26/2018 HEA 1024
06/15/2018 HEA 1001
06/08/2018 HEA 1420
05/25/2018 HEA 1230 HEA 1230 - School Safety Guidance (Barricading Doors)
05/25/2018 HEA 1426 HEA 1426 - Various Education Matters Guidance (2 of 4)
05/25/2018 SEA 236 SEA 236 - Say's Firefly Guidance
05/18/2018 SEA 65 SEA 65 - Instruction on Human Sexuality
SEA 65 - Model Consent Form (Human Sexuality)
05/11/2018 SEA 24 SEA 24 - Student Possession and Use of Sunscreen (IC 20-34-3-22)
04/27/2018 SEA 303 SEA 303 – Various Education Matters 1 of 3 (transportation, appropriate vehicles, transportation of foster care students, and transportation of homeless students)
04/27/2018 SEA 354 SEA 354 - Freeway School Guidance Memo
04/20/2018 HEA 1001 HEA 1001 - Kindergarten Entrance Guidance
04/13/2018 SEA 230 SEA 230 - Suicide Training Guidance

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
11/27/2017   Model Policy – Indiana Student Religious Civil Liberties Act
08/25/2017   TAG Guidance for Interlocals, SpEd Coops, Joint Services, and CTE Teachers
08/18/2017 SEA 475 SEA 475 Developmental Delay Guidance
08/17/2017 SEA 29 SEA 29 Cursive Writing Survey
07/28/2017 SEA 108 SEA 108 Public School Transfer Guidance
07/28/2017 HEA 1079 HEA 1079 Expanded Criminal History and Child Protection
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
08/22/2017 SEA 392 FAQ SEA 392 FAQ Document
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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