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State Considers Emergency Funding For Gary Schools

Gary Community Schools are struggling to meet payroll and other financial obligations, and is looking to the state for help.

The Indiana Distressed Unit Appeals Board recommends the state grant Gary Community Schools a loan to cover teacher paychecks and other costs until the end of March. The board unanimously approved the recommendation last week, and the NWI Times reports the school district’s debt includes an $8.6 million operating deficit.

This Week At The Statehouse: A Slow Start To The Second Half

In a 41-9 vote, state senators pushed ahead a two-year, $32 million proposal that would modestly expand state-funded preschool beginning July 2017.

At the halfway point in the legislative session, the bills passed in the first half, by House or Senate, move on to the other chamber.  So this week, a few education bills that made that cut got their first hearing in the House or Senate education committees. The House committee only heard two Senate bills this week, one regarding emergency medications in schools and another […]

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