Authority: IC 20-19-2-8; IC 20-19-2-16
Affected: IC 20-19-2; IC 20-26-10; IC 20-35-5; IC
school corporations, charter schools, and other public agencies shall provide a
free appropriate public education to students who:
(1) are at least three (3) years of age
through the school year in which students become twenty-two (22) years of age,
unless a CCC determines that a student will leave school earlier;
are identified as disabled under this
article, including students who:
advancing from grade to grade; or
have not completed high school graduation
requirements and received a high school diploma as defined in
(4) are not parentally-placed in a nonpublic
(b) Unless a
student graduates with a high school diploma, the right to a free appropriate
public education ends at the conclusion of the school year in which the student
becomes twenty-two (22) years of age. However, the CCC may determine that the
student will leave school earlier.
Special education programs shall include
(1) Elementary school
(2) Secondary school
(3) Early childhood
programs for students who are at least three (3) years of age, but who are not
enrolled in kindergarten.
Public school corporations and charter
schools may provide special education programs through a variety of
arrangements, including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) An individual school corporation or
charter school that is a special education planning district.
Two (2) or more school corporations or
charter schools that, together, are a special education planning district
authorized by any of the following:
Joint Service and Supply Act, IC 20-26-10.
(B) The Special Education Cooperatives Act,
(C) The Interlocal
Cooperation Act, IC 36-1-7.
other cooperative arrangement permitted by law.
(3) A transfer tuition agreement.
A contract for certain:
(A) related services; or
(B) educational services or related services,
or both, for early childhood programs.