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Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program
Frequently Asked Questions

Indiana State Department of Health
Masks in Schools FAQ

Letters on Behalf of INPEA Member Schools Regarding the CARES Act
Letter to Governor Eric Holcomb
Letter to Dr. Jennifer McCormick

School Reopening Resources
Loyola University Chicago “Leading with Hope” Document on Re-Opening Schools
(This comes highly recommended for all schools, not just Catholic)
NFHS Guidance for reopening athletics
School Decision Tree
A blueprint for back to school
ACSI Planning Matrix for Reopening
Indiana Library Federation on Reopening School Libraries

Non-Public School Leader Webinar – April 2, 2020
Webinar recording
2020 Flexibility in Graduation Requirements
Differences between PPP and EIDL Programs

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) is working under the directive of Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to provide guidance to schools. Here you will find timely informational documents:
(1) Novel Coronavirus Guidance for Schools
(2) Parent/Guardian letter
(3) Guidance for School Nurses and Administrators
(4) Office of Curriculum and Instruction Remote Learning Resources

The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) has put together a task force to address the issue and created a web page with a multitude of valuable resources.
Click here to access ACSI’s resource page

Seventh Day Adventist Resources
Ways to Avoid Being Infected
Hand Washing Poster

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Stop the spread of germs poster
CDC’s Interim Guidance

Concordia Lutheran High School
Remote Learning Schedule

Reitz Memorial High School e-learning Guidance
Google Classroom Virtual Hangouts

ExcelinEd State-by-State Updates on COVID-19

Resources For Online Instructional Materials
Thomas Fordham Institute Recommendations

2017 FSSA and INPEA Webinar on On My Way Pre-K
– Slides

Equitable Services to Non-Pubs and an Overview of Changes in ESSA Webinar
– Watch herePosted 6/8/17 


HEA 1003, in part, changed how the State of Indiana goes about accreditation by merging Freeway Accreditation  and Traditional State Accreditation into one system. Freeway was established about 25 years ago and many parts of the statute were very outdated, including the performance standards that were not attainable for most schools. The new process allows for flexibility but with more achievable performance standards.


Safe School Resources

Below are resources that IDOE’s Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy provides to schools. Some of the information is password protected as it should be for access by School Safety Specialist.

In partnership with Indiana educators and local law enforcement, Indiana State Police provide various trainings throughout Indiana. These sessions help schools and law enforcement agencies establish partnerships necessary for coordinating a unified response to various incidents.

  • School Walk-Through Initiative; State Police initiative prompting Troopers to provide safety presentations and visit the schools during school hours. More information available online: www.in.gov/isp/2966.htm
  • Unarmed Response to Active Shooter Program; State Police created a program including a PowerPoint, lesson plan, presenter notes, and videos featuring active shooter scenarios in classroom and school bus settings. Designed to assist School Safety Specialists in presenting active shooter staff development training, this resource is available online: http://www.in.gov/isp/3191.htm


IDHS implements the Secured School Safety Grant Program, providing matching grants to schools to employ a School Resource Officer, conduct threat assessments, or purchase equipment to restrict access or expedite notification of first responders. Grant information is available online: www.in.gov/dhs/securedschoolsafety.htm


ICJI implements the Indiana Safe School Fund, which ultimately funds the School Safety Specialist Academy. ICJI also implements the Safe Haven Grant, providing matching grants to schools to employ a School Resource Officer, purchase equipment and materials used to enhance the safety, and to provide educational outreach regarding bullying intervention/prevention strategies. Grant information is available online: www.in.gov/cji/2339.htm


INSROA is the Indiana branch of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO). Every summer, INSROA hosts a statewide training available to law enforcement and educators and provides Basic/Advanced SRO courses throughout the year. Membership and training information are available online: www.insroa.org/


IACOP is a professional association designed to promote professionalism, training and networking for law enforcement executives and to enhance public awareness of law enforcement and public safety issues. Each year IACOP provides a School Resource Officer certification course. Membership and training information are available online: www.iacop.org
Posted 5/30/17

Seclusion and Restraint Plan:


For the slides and recording of the Seclusion and Restraint Plan Webinar presented on 5/6/14 and 5/7/14, please visit our Webinars tab.


IDEA (Special Education)Recording and documents mentioned: PowerPoint  KEEP (SPR)

Posted 5/27/16


State Issues

Choose one of the options below to learn more:

  • PL 221 School Grading A-F KEEP but change text to: State Accredited Non-Public Schools and Non-Public Schools that participate in the Choice Scholarship Program must participate in the State’s A-F School Accountability System. The metric for calculating A-F grades is currently under revision. For more information visit the IDOE website: https://www.doe.in.gov/accountability/indiana-student-centered-accountability
  • Expanded Background Checks
  • Indiana Academic Standards (2014) Add IDOE Link: https://www.doe.in.gov/standards
  • Expanded Background Checks Remove current text. Needs updating based on current law.
  • Indiana Academic Standards (2014)

FSSA COVID-19 Early Care and Education GuidanceProvider Toolkit
Posted 7/8/2020

IDOE Early Learning Family GuidesSocial Emotional Learning
Posted 4/8/2020

On My Way Pre-K for Non-Public SchoolsInfo Sheet by INPEA
Posted 3/4/2020

Indiana’s Early Learning Advisory CommitteeOnline Resources

On My Way Pre-K and Non-Public Schools: PowerPoint
Posted 7/27/15

Legislative Engagement Webinar – Dec. 2019

Ivy Tech Community College – Graduation Pathways Opportunities

Graduation Pathways Web Chats – April 2019

Indiana’s Education Tornado Webinar – June 7, 2018

IDOE LINK Initiative Webinar – June 7, 2018

AdvancED Indiana Early Learning Webinar – January 21, 2015 

Seclusion and Restraint Plan by the Commission on Seclusion and Restraint – July 2014  

Seclusion and Restraint Plan – May 6 and 7, 2014

Special Education Voucher Program – April 9, 2014 

INPEA Technology Webcast Series (Presented by CISCO)

Trends in Technology for Education: The 21st Century Learner – March 4, 2014

How to Develop a Technology Plan – March 11, 2014

Unified Access: On-Premises versus Cloud Solutions / What Can You Move to the Cloud to Save Money – April 29, 2014

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) 1:1 / Initiatives: What Questions Do You Need to Answer Before Jumping In? – May 6, 2014

Finding the Money: Grant Resources, Financing, and Certified Refurbished
Gear – May 19, 2014