Indiana School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Social-emotional Learning (SEL)

Discipline Compendium

Indiana School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Social-emotional Learning (SEL)

Category: Prevention, Behavioral Interventions, and Supports
Subcategory: Social-emotional Learning (SEL)
State: Indiana

The state or jurisdiction(s) you selected for this subcategory are shown below, followed by the laws and regulations. To add or change states, use the Back button and resubmit your search request.

To view a state profile showing school discipline laws and regulations in all subcategories for a given state, click on the state name.

LAWS

IC 5-2-10.1-2. Purpose and composition of fund; grant priorities and amounts.

(a) The Indiana safe schools fund is established to do the following:

(7) Provide grants for school wide programs to improve school climate and professional development and training for school personnel concerning:

(B) evidence based practices that contribute to a positive school environment, including classroom management skills, positive behavioral intervention and support, restorative practices, and social emotional learning.

IC 20-19-5-1. Department duties.

The department of education, in cooperation with the department of child services, the department of correction, and the division of mental health and addiction, shall:

(1) develop and coordinate the children's social, emotional, and behavioral health plan that is to provide recommendations concerning:

(A) comprehensive mental health services;

(B) early intervention; and

(C) treatment services;

for individuals from birth through twenty-two (22) years of age;

(2) make recommendations to the state board, which shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 concerning the children's social, emotional, and behavioral health plan; and

(3) conduct hearings on the implementation of the plan before adopting rules under this chapter.

IC 20-19-5-2. Plan recommendations.

The children's social, emotional, and behavioral health plan shall recommend:

(1) procedures for the identification and assessment of social, emotional, and mental health issues;

(2) procedures to assist a child and the child's family in obtaining necessary services to treat social, emotional, and mental health issues;

(3) procedures to coordinate provider services and interagency referral networks for an individual from birth through twenty-two (22) years of age;

(4) guidelines for incorporating social, emotional, and behavioral development into school learning standards and education programs;

(5) that social, emotional, and mental health screening be included as a part of routine examinations in schools and by health care providers;

(6) procedures concerning the positive development of children, including:

(A) social, emotional, and behavioral development;

(B) learning; and

(C) behavioral health;

(7) plans for creating a children's social, emotional, and behavioral health system with shared accountability among state agencies that will:

(A) conduct ongoing needs assessments;

(B) use outcome indicators and benchmarks to measure progress; and

(C) implement quality data tracking and reporting systems;

(8) a state budget for children's social, emotional, and mental health prevention and treatment;

(9) how state agencies and local entities can obtain federal funding and other sources of funding to implement a children's social, emotional, and behavioral health plan;

(10) how to maintain and expand the workforce to provide mental health services for individuals from birth through twenty-two (22) years of age and families;

(11) how employers of mental health professionals may:

(A) improve employee job satisfaction; and

(B) retain employees;

(12) how to facilitate research on best practices and model programs for children's social, emotional, and behavioral health;

(13) how to disseminate research and provide training and educational materials concerning the children's social, emotional, and behavioral health program to:

(A) policymakers;

(B) practitioners; and

(C) the general public; and

(14) how to implement a public awareness campaign to:

(A) reduce the stigma of mental illness; and

(B) educate individuals:

(i) about the benefits of children's social, emotional, and behavioral development; and

(ii) how to access children's social, emotional, and behavioral development services.

IC 20-30-5-6. Good citizenship instruction.

(a) This section applies only to public schools.

(b) As used in this section, "good citizenship instruction" means integrating instruction into the current curriculum that stresses the nature and importance of the following:

(1) Being honest and truthful.

(2) Respecting authority.

(3) Respecting the property of others.

(4) Always doing the student's personal best.

(5) Not stealing.

(6) Possessing the skills (including methods of conflict resolution) necessary to live peaceably in society and not resorting to violence to settle disputes.

(7) Taking personal responsibility for obligations to family and community.

(8) Taking personal responsibility for earning a livelihood.

(9) Treating others the way the student would want to be treated.

(10) Respecting the national flag, the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Indiana.

(11) Respecting the student's parents and home.

(12) Respecting the student's self.

(13) Respecting the rights of others to have their own views and religious beliefs.

(c) The department shall:

(1) identify; and

(2) make available;

models of conflict resolution instruction to school corporations. The instruction may consist of a teacher education program that applies the techniques to the students in the classroom to assist school corporations in complying with this section.

REGULATIONS

No relevant regulations found.

American Institutes for Research

U.S. Department of Education

The contents of the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments Web site were assembled under contracts from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools to the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Contract Number  91990021A0020.

This Web site is operated and maintained by AIR. The contents of this Web site do not necessarily represent the policy or views of the U.S. Department of Education nor do they imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education.

©2024 American Institutes for Research — Disclaimer   |   Privacy Policy   |   Accessibility Statement