The state has named a company as the new emergency manager for financially-impaired Muncie Community Schools.
Indiana is one of the few states with disproportionate funding for rural schools.
The cuts include reducing the number of paraprofessionals and moving preschool teachers into K-12 positions.
Fort Wayne Community Schools will spend about $10,000 on billboards this summer.
In 2014, Pence stopped the Indiana Department of Education from applying for an $80 million grant that would have established a similar system.
Argos Community School officials say they plan to present a ballot referendum in a May 2017 special election.
Gary Community Schools continue to struggle financially to pay teachers and keep buildings open.
Last year, Indiana lawmakers rewrote the rules for how they give money to their public schools.
Surplus office supplies from Indy businesses are finding a new home in cash-strapped classrooms.
Those proposed changes included a major alteration to the school funding formula.