Federal funding makes up 8 percent of the average Indiana district's budget, but EdWeek reports they won't miss out on that money if the shutdown is short.
The measure would provide at least $10 million in matching grant money for Indiana schools to hire more school resource officers.
Many Indiana schools rushed to complete contract negotiations temporarily avoiding a new law which limits collective bargaining agreements.
I-Step scores show continued improvement in 2011.
Education panel discusses concerns in the Indiana on K-12 education.