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House Bill (S)

DIGEST

Various education matters. Provides that a public agency shall not require, as part of a resolution of a due process hearing or a dispute relating to the provision of special education services to a particular student, that a parent of a student or an emancipated student enter into a nondisclosure, nondisparagement, or confidentiality agreement or clause. Provides that the department of education (department) shall establish and maintain a data base of information relating to issues addressed in due process proceedings. Requires that, on or before August 1, 2023, and each August 1 thereafter, the department shall submit a report to Various education matters. Provides that a public agency shall not require, as part of a resolution of a due process hearing or a dispute relating to the provision of special education services to a particular student, that a parent of a student or an emancipated student enter into a nondisclosure, nondisparagement, or confidentiality agreement or clause. Provides that the department of education (department) shall establish and maintain a data base of information relating to issues addressed in due process proceedings. Requires that, on or before August 1, 2023, and each August 1 thereafter, the department shall submit a report to the state advisory council on the education of children with disabilities that summarizes the information reported in the data base for the most recent school year. Provides that in the event that a case conference committee discusses the appointment of a guardian for the student upon completion of high school, the case conference committee shall also include a discussion of alternative options or programs for the student in lieu of the appointment of a guardian. Requires the department to establish and maintain on the department's Internet web site a public data base of information concerning employees of each public school who were physically injured while on the job by students of the public school. Requires each public school to provide certain information concerning an employee of the public school who was physically injured while on the job by a student of the public school. Requires a teacher preparation program to include content within the curriculum regarding conflict deescalation techniques and conflict prevention and intervention strategies. Provides that each school corporation and charter school that receives or has received funds from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER funds) may prioritize the use of any ESSER funds for certain programs. Requires the commission for higher education (commission), in cooperation with Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, and the family and social services administration's office of early and out-of-school learning, to conduct a study regarding provision of child care services on the campuses of Indiana community colleges. Requires the commission to submit a report regarding the study not later than October 15, 2022, to specified standing committees of the general assembly and to the governor's workforce cabinet. ... View more