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This Week At The Statehouse: Discussion On Appointed Superintendent

This week, legislators discussed many education bills, including one that would make state superintendent an appointed position and options for replacing the ISTEP. Here are the highlights: Senate: Appointing The State Superintendent The bill to make the Superintendent of Public Instruction a political appointment moved out of committee this week. Author Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) […]

This Week At The Statehouse: Education Budget And U.S. History

This week at the Statehouse we saw our first major budget asks for education funding and a slew of bills moving through the process. Here are the highlights. Superintendent McCormick Makes Budget Request Superintendent Jennifer McCormick requested a two year budget for the Department of Education, and it asked for a minimal budget increase for the […]

McCormick’s Education Budget Request Mirrors Holcomb Plan

The Indiana Department of Education presented its two-year budget proposal to lawmakers Thursday. For the most part, State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick’s first request in the job mirrored Gov. Eric Holcomb’s conservative K-12 funding plan. They both are asking lawmakers for a $280 million increase in basic school funding for 2017-18 and 2018-19 budget. That amounts […]

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