2023 Indiana Code
Title 20. Education
Article 33. Students: General Provisions
Chapter 1. Equal Educational Opportunity
20-33-1-1. Policy

Universal Citation: IN Code § 20-33-1-1 (2023)

Sec. 1. The following is the public policy of the state:

(1) To provide:

(A) equal;

(B) nonsegregated; and

(C) nondiscriminatory;

educational opportunities and facilities for all, regardless of race, creed, national origin, color, or sex.

(2) To provide and furnish public schools open equally to all, and prohibited and denied to none because of race, creed, color, or national origin.

(3) To reaffirm the principles of:

(A) the Bill of Rights;

(B) civil rights; and

(C) the Constitution of the State of Indiana.

(4) To provide a uniform democratic system of public school education to the state and the citizens of Indiana.

(5) To:

(A) abolish;

(B) eliminate; and

(C) prohibit;

segregated and separate schools or school districts on the basis of race, creed, or color.

(6) To eliminate and prohibit:

(A) segregation;

(B) separation; and

(C) discrimination;

on the basis of race, creed, or color in public schools.

[Pre-2005 Elementary and Secondary Education Recodification Citation: 20-8.1-2-1.]

As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.17. Amended by P.L.2-2007, SEC.225; P.L.234-2007, SEC.117; P.L.3-2008, SEC.118.

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