Education matters. Defines "applicable school". Provides that a state agency, school corporation, or applicable school, or an employee of the state agency, school corporation, or applicable school acting in an official capacity, may not direct or otherwise compel students or a school employee to personally affirm, adopt, or adhere to certain tenets relating to the individual's sex or race. Provides that a state agency, school corporation, or applicable school, or an employee of the state agency, school corporation, or applicable school acting in an official capacity, may not require an employee of the state agency, school corporation, or applicable school to engage in training, orientation, or therapy that presents any form of racial or sex stereotyping or blame on the basis of sex or race. Requires each school corporation or applicable school to adopt a policy to allow a taxpayer to observe classroom instruction at any time requested by the taxpayer. Requires, not later than July 30, 2022, and not later than June 30 each year thereafter, each applicable school to post on the applicable school's Internet web site, in a manner that is accessible by the public, certain information regarding learning materials and educational activities. Requires the department of education (department) to develop and post on the department's Internet web site a model plan for presenting the learning material or educational activity information. Establishes procedures for a petitioner to file a complaint form alleging certain violations occurred within a school corporation or applicable school. Provides that a petitioner may appeal a school corporation's or applicable school's findings to the department. Requires the department to appoint an administrative law judge to adjudicate appeals. Requires the department to issue a final order. Requires the attorney general or the attorney general's designee to review a school corporation's or applicable school's findings or the department's final order. Provides that the attorney general may assess civil penalties if the attorney general determines a violation occurred. Provides that a school corporation or applicable school may not take retaliatory action against a petitioner or an individual related to or associated with the petitioner. Repeals provisions requiring the department to develop the children's social, emotional, and behavioral health plan. Makes conforming amendments.
2022 Regular Session
|First reading: referred to Committee on Education
|Coauthored by Representatives Nisly and Borders
|Authored by Representative Jacob