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Indiana’s Public Access Laws

Per IC § 5-14-3, a public school is considered a public agency. Therefore, Indiana's Public Access Laws, including the Open Door Law, apply to all charter schools.

The entire governing board of a charter school should be familiar with Indiana's Public Access Laws and develop a plan to comply with these laws. Board members must pay close attention to Open Door Law requirements, including the obligation to post advance notice of Board meetings.

The ICSB encourages governing boards to thoroughly review the Indiana Public Access Handbook maintained on the Public Access Counselor's website: http://www.in.gov/pac/files/pac_handbook.pdf. Additionally, to watch a video of a former Public Access Counselor discussing the nuances of the Access to Public Records Act and the Open Door Law and how these laws impact charter schools, please click here.

For questions about Indiana's Public Access Laws, please contact the Public Access Counselor, Luke Britt, at 317-234-0906. To visit the Indiana Public Access Counselor's website, please go to www.in.gov/pac.