Chapter 1 Definitions
Chapter 2 Division of Professional Standards
Chapter 3 Teacher Education and Continuing Education
Chapter 4 Transition to Teaching Program
Chapter 5 Licenses
Chapter 5.5 Training for Teachers
Chapter 6 Contracts
Chapter 7.5 Cancellation of Teacher Contracts
Chapter 8 Contracts With School Administrators
Chapter 9 Salary and Related Payments
Chapter 10 Conditions of Employment
Chapter 11.5 Staff Performance Evaluations
Chapter 12 Endorsement for Independent Practice School Psychologists

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 20 > Article 28 - School Teachers

  • abandoned: means :

    Indiana Code 4-6-14-1

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Autism: means a neurological condition as described in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • certificated employee: includes the following:

    Indiana Code 20-28-11.5-0.5

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • evaluator: means an individual who conducts a staff performance evaluation. See Indiana Code 20-28-11.5-1
  • exclusionary discipline: includes in school suspension, out of school suspension, expulsion, school based arrests, school based referrals to the juvenile justice system, and voluntary or involuntary placement in an alternative education program. See Indiana Code 20-28-3-0.3
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • health care provider: means :

    Indiana Code 4-6-14-2

  • health records: means written, electronic, or printed information possessed or maintained by a health care provider concerning any diagnosis, treatment, or prognosis of the patient, including health information that is possessed or maintained on microfiche, microfilm, or in a digital format. See Indiana Code 4-6-14-2.5
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • minor: means a person less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Oath: includes "affirmation" and "to swear" includes to "affirm". See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • personal information: has the meaning set forth in IC 24-4. See Indiana Code 4-6-14-3
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • program: refers to the transition to teaching program established by section 2 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 20-28-4-1
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • regulated professional: means an individual who is regulated by an entity described in IC 25-0. See Indiana Code 4-6-14-4
  • school corporation: includes :

    Indiana Code 20-28-11.5-3

  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.