School Board – Vouchers

The State Budget – Schools. School funding increased to include teacher compensation. This may prevent the need to pass another referendum. Vouchers were expanded and the policy was made a local issue.

The last two Brown County Superintendents (David Shaffer, Laura Hammack) publically came out against voucher expansion as did the School Board.

Every Democrat in the House voted for the budget and all but three Democrats voted for it in the Senate.

Apr 23, 2021. Indiana expands school voucher program to include most middle-class families By Margaret Menge | The Center Square

  • The move was hailed by Republicans, who have supermajorities in both chambers, and assailed by Democrats, who were unable to stop it as it sailed through the House and then the Senate tucked inside the budget bill that will fund the state government for the next two years.

April 8, 2021. SUPERINTENDENT’S CORNER: Why local school leaders oppose more voucher funding,  By LAURA HAMMACK, guest columnist One of our recent school board meetings realized the passing of a resolution authored by both our Brown County Schools…

April 6, 2021School board formally opposes voucher expansion, education savings accounts by Suzannah Couch – The Brown County Schools Board of Trustees has joined more than 170 other public school boards in Indiana in opposing legislation that expands funding…

Apr 6, 2021. Letter: The case against expanding the school voucher program by Terry Spradlin, executive director, Indiana School Boards Association (submitted by Adam VanOsdol, ISBA communications specialist/content strategist)

Mar 10, 2021. School boards push back against Indiana voucher expansions  INDIANAPOLIS — Local school leaders across Indiana are lining up against a Republican-backed school funding plan over concerns it would give private schools a…

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