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GOVERNOR HOLCOMB’S STAY-AT-HOME EXECUTIVE ORDER

Monday, March 23, 2020  

GOVERNOR HOLCOMB’S STAY-AT-HOME EXECUTIVE ORDER

Today, Governor Holcomb signed Executive Order 20-08 which places Indiana under a stay-at-home order until April 7.  It is a lengthy order and the following pertains to public education:

14. Essential Businesses and Operations

For the purposes of this Executive Order, the phrase “Essential Businesses and Operations” means Healthcare and Public Health Operations, Human Services Operations, Essential Governmental Functions, and Essential Infrastructure, as well as the following:

(Others are listed), then “L” is education institutions…

L. Education Institutions

Educational institutions (including public and private pre-K - 12 schools, colleges, and universities) for purposes of facilitating distance learning, performing critical research, or performing essential functions, provided that social distancing of six-feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible.

The Executive Order is consistent with, and does not amend or supersede, any prior Executive Order regarding the closure of schools.


UPDATE FROM THE PUBLIC ACCESS COUNSELOR

Lisa Tanselle, ISBA General Counsel, has sent IASBO the latest update from the Public Access Counselor in response to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Orders issued today.  IASBO thanks Lisa for sharing this information with our members.

Please see the latest guidance from the Public Access Counselor {HERE}

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Slavens or Lisa at the ISBA office.