A Clay Community School Corporation (CCSC) teacher received a half-day suspension with pay after an incident involving a leaked question from the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+).
The CCSC school board approved the measure at its Thursday meeting.
According to information provided by CCSC administrative officials, the incident was related ISTEP+ test security.
"There is a situation that is being investigated," CCSC Interim Supt. Kim Tucker said.
Tucker said she was notified last week that Evelyn Greenwood, who teaches physical education at East Side Elementary and Meridian Elementary, saw the item on Facebook.
The item, a question from the ISTEP+ eighth-grade language arts testing manual, was somehow leaked on Facebook. Reports stated several educators statewide informed the Indiana Department of Education of seeing the question last week.
After seeing the question on Facebook, Tucker said Greenwood "cut and pasted" the question into an e-mail. Greenwood never posted anything on Facebook.
"She wasn't intending to put students at an unfair advantage," Tucker said. "She was looking at a question and making a political comment.
"The corporation is working with the (Indiana) Department of Education (IDOE) to determine the level of seriousness for that type of breach."
She added she has been in touch with IDOE Director of Assessment Wes Bruce regarding the matter.
The suspension was implemented March 2.
Tucker said Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett informed schools statewide Thursday the state is in the process of investigating the leaked question.
"We're not done with the situation," Tucker said.
According to reports, the teaching licenses of those who posted the question online could be revoked.
Reports also stated Bennett has said several school corporations were involved in the security breach, but no criminal action was expected.
In addition, no discussion has taken place linking the local incident to the investigation.