A Crown Point science instructor has been named Indiana's teacher of the year.
Voors was previously general counsel for the DOE, but some board members said they'd never met Voors before approving him as executive director Wednesday.
Groups that advocate for voucher schools say they aren't trying to avoid accountability from the state.
The Indiana Department of Education wants schools to background check all staff, including volunteers and coaches.
In 2014, Pence stopped the Indiana Department of Education from applying for an $80 million grant that would have established a similar system.
The public will have a chance to comment Tuesday night about plans to improve Fairview and Highland Park Elementary.
Indiana awarded 19,809 private school tuition vouchers for the 2013-14 school year, up from 9,139 last year and 3,911 two years ago.
Even if lawmakers don't approve a pre-K voucher program this session, state education officials say there's low-cost work that can be done.
A third party evaluator hired by the Department of Education will reveal their findings regarding this year's ISTEP test results on July 29.
The testing period for students taking the test online will be extended by three days.