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  1. 1. Indiana State Board of Education Statutory Roles and Responsibilities Michelle Gough McKeown, J.D., Ph.D. General Counsel, SBOE
  2. 2. General Information  Intended as a high-level review  Not exhaustive  Areas discussed do not constitute a normative judgment on which statutory responsibilities are most “important”  Distinct lists of statutory responsibilities for SBOE, IDOE, and SPI  Comprehensive lists of statutory responsibility available hardcopy and may also be emailed
  3. 3. Statutory Responsibilities General duties per 20-19-2-14 The state board shall do the following: (1) Establish the educational goals of the state, developing standards and objectives for local school corporations. (2) Assess the attainment of the established goals. (3) Assure compliance with established standards and objectives. (4) Coordinate with the commission for higher education (IC 21-18-1) and the department of workforce development (IC 22-4.1-2) to develop entrepreneurship education programs for elementary and secondary education, higher education, and individuals in the work force. (5) Make recommendations to the governor and general assembly concerning the educational needs of the state, including financial needs. (6) Provide for reviews to ensure the validity and reliability of the ISTEP program.
  4. 4. Statutory Responsibilities Operations Compulsory attendance Accountability Curriculum-related Accreditation Education Service Centers Average Daily Membership (“ADM”) Freeway schools Advanced Placement courses Health and safety Operations Innovative Programs Projects Career and Technical Education ISTEP/Assessment Charter school sponsors Post-secondary Enrollment Programs Standards Primetime Common School Fund Reading Plan
  5. 5. Statutory Responsibilities Remediation Teacher Evaluation School Construction Teacher licensure Schools’ Continuous Improvement and Achievement Plan Teacher Quality and Professional Improvement Program School Corporation Allocation of Resources to Student Learning Veterans memorial school construction fund School Disaster Loan Fund Miscellaneous School Reorganization Hearings (legal settlement, right to attend, transfer tuition, etc) Secondary level certificate of achievement Summer School Special Education
  6. 6. Statutory Responsibilities  Some responsibilities designated under the statutes require the SBOE to adopt administrative rules  Rulemaking authority falls under Title 511 of the Indiana Administrative Code  The Rulemaking authority for the Indiana Department of Education falls under Title 512
  7. 7. Statutorily-granted Rulemaking Responsibility  Teacher Licensure  Alternative Education  Accountability  Turnaround Academies  Standards for students personnel and guidance standards  Criteria upon which the IDOE may make arts education grants  Assessment  Accreditation
  8. 8. Non-rulemaking statutory responsibility Assessment Assessment IC 20-32-5-4 SBOE The state board shall (1) authorize the development and implementation of the ISTEP Program” (2) determine the date on which the statewide testing is administered in each school corporation. SPI The state superintendent is responsible for the overall development, implementation, and monitoring of the ISTEP program. IDOE (c) The department shall prepare detailed design specifications for the ISTEP program that must do the following: (1) Take into account the academic standards adopted under IC 20-31-3. (2) Include testing of students' higher level cognitive thinking in each subject area tested.
  9. 9. Non-rulemaking statutory responsibility Standards SBOE Standards board shall 20-31-1-1 “The state adopt clear, concise, and jargon free state academic standards that are comparable to national and international academic standards. These academic standards must be adopted for each grade level from kindergarten through grade 12 for the following subjects….” 20-19-2-14.5 “Before July 1, 2014, the state board shall adopt college and career readiness educational standards. The educational standards must meet national and international benchmarks for college and career readiness standards and be aligned with postsecondary educational expectations…” IDOE SPI 20-31-1-2.“The department shall develop academic standards for the following subject areas for each grade level from kindergarten through grade 12…” 20-31-1-4 “The state superintendent shall appoint an academic standards committee composed of subject area teachers and parents during the period when a subject area is undergoing revision.” 20-31-1-3 “The department shall revise and update academic Standards”
  10. 10. Non-rulemaking statutory responsibility School Accountability & Assessment(accompanying rulemaking responsibility) IC 20-31-8-1 ISTEP scores and other assessments Sec. 1. (a) The performance of a school's students on the ISTEP program test and other assessments recommended by the education roundtable and approved by the state board are the primary and majority means of assessing a school's improvement. (b) The education roundtable shall examine and make recommendations to the state board concerning: (1) performance indicators to be used as a secondary means of determining school progress; (2) expected progress levels, continuous improvement measures, distributional performance levels, and absolute performance levels for schools; and (3) an orderly transition from the performance based accreditation system to the assessment system set forth in this article…
  11. 11. Non-rulemaking statutory responsibility Accountability: School Support and Intervention (also accompanying rulemaking) Ind. Code Year(s) of lowest category designation IC 20-31-9-2 1 - Place the school and the corporation on notice This is accomplished through the public distribution of grades IC 20-31-9-3 4 - Establish/assign expert team; the team must include representatives from the area that the school serves The team shall assist in revising the school’s school improvement plan; recommend changes to the school; and provide technical assistance to the school. Hold a public hearing in the school corporation to hear public testimony about the following options: merger, assignment of a special management team, recommendations for improvement, other options (including closure), revision of the school plan If SBOE determine that one of the above options will improve the school, it must intervene Unless the intervention is closure or merger, the school becomes a turnaround academy The State Board of Education (“SBOE”) shall: - IC 20-31-9-4 6 - -
  12. 12. Non-rulemaking statutory responsibility Charter Authorizer Accountability IC 20-24-2.2-2: Minimum standards for charter renewal Sec. 2. The minimum standards for renewal and the standards to avoid closure imposed by authorizers on the charter school in the charter school agreement must include a requirement that the charter school not remain in the lowest category or designation of school improvement, including any alternative accountability category or designation, in the third year after initial placement in the lowest category… IC 20-24-2.2-3: Hearing Sec. 3. (a) After giving at least thirty (30) days notice, the state board may require an authorizer to appear at a hearing conducted by the state board if the authorizer has renewed the charter of or failed to close a charter school that does not meet the minimum standards … (b) After the hearing, the state board may implement one (1) or more of the following actions unless the state board finds sufficient justification for the charter school's performance under the state school accountability system: (1) Transfer the authorization of the charter school identified in subsection (a) to another authorizer. (2) Order the closure of the charter school identified in subsection (a) at the end of the current school year. (3) Order the reduction of any administrative fee collected under IC 20-24-7-4 that is applicable to the charter school identified in subsection (a). The reduction must become effective at the beginning of the month following the month of the authorizer's hearing before the state board. A charter school that is closed by the state board under this section may not be granted a charter by any other authorizer. (c) In determining whether to impose consequences under subsection (b), the state board must consider the following: (1) Enrollment of students with special challenges such as drug or alcohol addiction, prior withdrawal from school, prior incarceration, or other special circumstances. (2) High mobility of the student population resulting from the specific purpose of the charter school. (3) Annual improvement in the performance of students enrolled in the charter school, as measured by IC 20-31-8-1, compared with the performance of students enrolled in the charter school in the immediately preceding school year.