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Under Indiana law, schools must give instruction on the election process two weeks preceding a general election for all students in grades 6-12. IKE, where the voting age is lowered to 5, helps Indiana schools meet this requirement by providing comprehensive curriculum guides, free of charge, to participating schools. Note: The curriculum meets current academic standards as approved by the Indiana Department of Education.

So, what is the Indiana law on school responsibility concerning elections?

IC 20-30-5-4
System of government; American history
Sec. 4. (a) Each public school and nonpublic school shall provide within the two (2) weeks preceding a general election for all students in grades 6 through 12 five (5) full recitation periods of class discussion concerning:
(1) the system of government in Indiana and in the United States;
(2) methods of voting;
(3) party structures;
(4) election laws; and
(5) the responsibilities of citizen participation in government and in elections.
(b) A student may not receive a high school diploma unless the student has completed a two (2) semester course in American history.
(c) If a public school superintendent violates this section, the state superintendent shall receive and record reports of the violations. The general assembly may examine these reports.

As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.14.


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