To support Indiana schools to attract and retain excellent teachers, the Indiana General Assembly recently passed legislation supporting career pathways which will offer high-performing teachers opportunities to advance in their careers and ensure that more students have exposure to highly effective teachers.
HEA 1008 states that a school corporation or charter school may receive a grant to implement
School corporations are encouraged to adopt one of the models outlined above; or, design a unique career pathways program that meets the needs of their specific context and meets all of the elements outlined in this grant.
NOTE: In 2020, due to limited funds, this program was restricted to planning grants only.
18 LEAs have been awarded a total of $3,146,480 under this program, with the remaining portion of the allotted $3.5 million reserved for FY 2020 planning grants.
Each career pathways approach has in common the opportunity for teachers to demonstrate both excellence in teaching and team leadership skills. Models that have been successfully piloted in other jurisdictions include:
Eligible applicants are Indiana LEA's.
Applications were to be submitted by November 28, 2021. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.
Award amounts vary. A total of $353,520 is available for planning grants in FY 2020.