High school diplomas.

Authors: Representative Edward Clere

Co-authors: Representative Woody Burton, Representative Terri Jo Austin, Representative Donna Schaibley

Sponsors: Senator Carlin Yoder, Senator Pete Miller, Senator Earline Rogers


Provides that, beginning with the annual case review when a student who is a child with a disability is in grade 8, the student's individualized education program must include the type of diploma the student will seek and the courses necessary to obtain the diploma. Provides that, beginning with grade 9, the student's teacher of record must communicate with the student's parent at least one time each grading period to review the student's progress toward the diploma. Provides that, not later than September 1, 2015, the Core 40 subcommittee of the Indiana career council shall present to the education study committee recommended changes to course requirements for general, Core 40, academic honors, and technical honors diplomas to ensure that each student who seeks a diploma has enough flexibility in the student's schedule to pursue a college or career pathway appropriate for the student's individual goals, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Provides that the education study committee may propose legislative changes necessary to carry out the recommended changes.