Under the plan, K-12 education funding would be increased by 1.1 percent in the first year, and 1.7 percent in the second year, or a total of $273 million.
Bill opponents question whether it's needed because freedom of religion is already acknowledged in schools.
Indiana advocates gathered Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump's recent announcement about transgender bathroom access in public schools.
Gov. Eric Holcomb requested $10 million in additional funding for preschool. A Senate committee voted to reduce that to $3 million.
The Trump administration is leaving the issue up to states to decide. Indiana school officials are divided on the issue.
Could more prayer in school be a cure for societal ills?
House Republicans revealed their proposal for the state budget Wednesday, eliminating teacher performance grants based on how students perform on state tests.
A credit rating agency has placed a 90-day watch on loans to Indiana districts due to uncertainty that districts can pay off their debt in a timely manner.
Legislation that would replace the ISTEP exam with a new assessment got its first debate Tuesday at the Statehouse, but it’s unclear what the new exam will be.
The bill would allow the governor to appoint the superintendent of public instruction starting in 2021.