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Indiana Code 20-26-5-32 Development of plan to improve student behavior and discipline
(a) The governing body of each school corporation shall work with parents to:
- (1) develop; and
- (2) review periodically; an evidence based plan for improving student behavior and discipline in the school corporation after receiving a model plan developed by the department. (b) The model plan developed by the department under subsection (a) must:
- (1) reduce out-of-school suspension and disproportionality in discipline and expulsion;
- (2) limit referrals to law enforcement and arrests on school property to cases in which referral to law enforcement or arrest is necessary to protect the health and safety of students or school employees; and
- (3) include policies to address instances of bullying and cyberbullying on school property of a school corporation. (c) Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the department, in collaboration with parent organizations, teacher organizations, educational support professional organizations, and state educational institutions, shall, upon a school corporation’s request, provide information and assistance to the school corporation regarding the implementation of the school corporation’s evidence based plan developed under subsection (a) to ensure that teachers and administrators receive appropriate professional development and other resources in preparation for carrying out the plan.