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Engrossed House Bill (S)

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Discipline of coaches and game officials. Requires the department of education (department) to notify the Indiana High School Athletic Association (association) of any license revocation involving a licensed teacher who has been convicted of certain offenses or misconduct. Provides that a school corporation, charter high school, or nonpublic high school with one or more employees must report to the association, in a manner prescribed by the association, when a nonteaching or volunteer coach has been convicted of an offense or committed misconduct. Provides that the association must maintain a data base containing the information the school corporation, charter high school, Discipline of coaches and game officials. Requires the department of education (department) to notify the Indiana High School Athletic Association (association) of any license revocation involving a licensed teacher who has been convicted of certain offenses or misconduct. Provides that a school corporation, charter high school, or nonpublic high school with one or more employees must report to the association, in a manner prescribed by the association, when a nonteaching or volunteer coach has been convicted of an offense or committed misconduct. Provides that the association must maintain a data base containing the information the school corporation, charter high school, or nonpublic high school with at least one employee submits to the association. Provides that before hiring a coach, a school corporation, charter high school, or nonpublic high school with at least one employee must contact the association to determine whether a coaching candidate is listed in the data base. Provides that the association must develop a policy to determine whether to suspend or revoke the coaching accreditation or sports official license for: (1) a teacher who has been reported to the association by the department; or (2) a nonteacher or volunteer coach reported to the association by a school corporation, charter high school, or nonpublic high school with at least one employee. Requires the association to permanently revoke the accreditation of any coach or license of any sports official who has been convicted of certain offenses. Provides that the: (1) association or its employees; or (2) school corporation, charter high school, or nonpublic high school with at least one employee or their employees; are immune from civil liability for any act done or omitted unless the action constitutes gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct. ... View more