Public-Private School Dual Enrollment (INPEA Position Statement)
The Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA) supports the concept of “dual enrollment” and does not see a legal impediment in either the Indiana Constitution, U.S. Constitution or Indiana law. It is in the State’s interest to ensure that its citizens are afforded a broad range of educational opportunities.
INPEA affirms that cooperation and collaboration between public and non-public school officials to provide for the “common good” of children is positive and should be the norm.
INPEA recognizes that there are cautions one must observe in public/private partnerships. The integrity and mission of the public and non-public schools must not be compromised in the agreements or implementation of cooperative programs or during collaboration on mutual areas of interest. Local school officials should determine legal and practical matters relating to where, when, and how cooperative ventures are implemented.
INPEA believes that motivation for dual enrollment programs should be the common good and assistance of the students involved.
INPEA supports fair and equitable compensation for the providers of educational services. Reimbursement for courses or services should be proportional to the costs.
INPEA Board of Directors
February 12, 2002
September 1, 2016, revised
Revision approved by Communication Committee: January 27, 2017
Content approved by Board of Directors: February 13, 2017