establishment and maintenance of minimum standards for driver
education programs (including classroom instruction and practice
driving) and equipment. Classroom instruction standards
established under this subdivision must include instruction about:
(A) railroad-highway grade crossing safety; and
(B) the procedure for participation in the human organ donor program;
and must provide, effective July 1, 2010, that the classroom instruction may not be provided to a child less than fifteen (15) years and one hundred eighty (180) days of age.
(5) The inspection of all public schools in Indiana to determine the condition of the schools. The state board shall establish standards governing the accreditation of public schools. Observance of:
(A) IC 20-31-4;
(B) IC 20-28-5-2;
(C) IC 20-28-6-3 through IC 20-28-6-7;
(D) IC 20-28-11.5; and
(E) IC 20-31-3, IC 20-32-4, IC 20-32-5, IC 20-32-6, and IC 20-32-8;
is a prerequisite to the accreditation of a school. Local public school officials shall make the reports required of them and otherwise cooperate with the state board regarding required inspections. Nonpublic schools may also request the inspection for classification purposes. Compliance with the building and site guidelines adopted by the state board is not a prerequisite of accreditation.
(6) The distribution of funds and revenues appropriated for the support of schools in the state.
(7) The state board may not establish an accreditation system for nonpublic schools that is less stringent than the accreditation system for public schools.
(8) A separate system for recognizing nonpublic schools under
IC 20-19-2-10. section 10 of this chapter. Recognition of
nonpublic schools under this subdivision constitutes the system
of regulatory standards that apply to nonpublic schools that seek
to qualify for the system of recognition.
(9) The establishment and enforcement of standards and guidelines concerning the safety of students participating in cheerleading activities.
(10) Subject to IC 20-28-2, the preparation and licensing of teachers.
(11) Before July 1, 2013, the establishment of a uniform statewide standard for maximum class sizes that applies to all public schools, including charter schools, and to nonpublic schools that accept choice scholarships under IC 20-51-4.