Sec. 1. (a) As used in this section, “offense requiring license revocation” means an offense listed in IC 20-28-5-8(c).

     (b) If an individual is or was a teacher in a school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school and is convicted of an offense requiring license revocation, the judge who presided over the trial or accepted a plea agreement shall give written notice of the conviction to the secretary of education and the chief administrative officer of the school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school, or, if the individual is employed in a public school, the superintendent of the school district in which the individual is employed.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 35-50-10-1

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Judgment: means all final orders, decrees, and determinations in an action and all orders upon which executions may issue. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
     (c) Notice under subsection (b) must occur not later than seven (7) days after the date the judgment is entered.

     (d) The notification sent to a school or school district under subsection (b) must include only the felony for which the individual was convicted.

     (e) If a judge later modifies the individual’s sentence after giving notice under this section, the judge shall notify the school or the school district of the modification.

     (f) After receiving a notification under subsection (b), the secretary of education shall initiate procedures to revoke the individual’s license to teach.

As added by P.L.106-2016, SEC.25. Amended by P.L.44-2017, SEC.5; P.L.185-2017, SEC.9; P.L.252-2017, SEC.29; P.L.80-2019, SEC.32; P.L.43-2021, SEC.145.