Republicans pushing target for schools' spendingJanuary 8, 2019
By The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — Republican legislators want to push Indiana schools districts toward spending a higher percentage of state funding they receive on teachers and other classroom costs.
House Republican leaders announced Monday they will advance a proposal setting a target of districts spending at least 85 percent of state money on such expenses.
Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma says numerous school districts are short of that target, although it isn’t clear how many. The proposal wouldn’t force spending changes on districts, but would require a state report listing their performance.
Bosma says the target could help boost teacher salaries while the state budget remains tight.
Democratic Sen. Eddie Melton of Gary says local districts have done all they can to increase teacher pay and that the Legislature needs to boost school funding more.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
Although he is in the middle of his Congressional work in the nation’s capital, U.S. Sen. Mike...
Bark in the Parklands was a joint event between the Dubois County Humane Society and the Jasper...
In celebration of Newspapers in Education Week, we asked elementary schoolers from Ireland,...
More than 500 attendees flooded the Jasper Community Arts Center and parts of Vincennes...
Severe weather that included wind gusts approaching 50 mph left its mark on Dubois County...
The St. John Bosco Youth Ministry in Jasper has hired Jacqueline Ripberger as its new director.
More than 100 people came out Wednesday to support the Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department’s...
The basketball game between a select group of Southridge High School faculty members and several...