Governor Holcomb To Ask For "100 Percent" Funding For Indiana Schools

Holcomb says he will call for a special meeting of the State Board of Education to delay the fall count of student enrollment due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Posted: Aug 12, 2020 2:01 PM

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that he will ask the Indiana State Board of Education to hold a special meeting in order to ensure funding for Indiana's K-12 schools.

At that meeting, Gov. Holcomb will look for the Board to take action in delaying the fall count of student enrollment.  The count, also called the Average Daily Membership, is completed twice a year to help set new funding levels for schools. 

Issues have come up involving virtual learning.  In the ADM count, virtual students lead to school corporations in Indiana receiving 85 percent of the funding for all of their students once the count date occurs.

"There has been a great deal of conversation around school funding in the last five days.  It is clear that Speaker Huston and Pro Tem Bray share my commitment to fund schools to the full extent during this uncertain and unprecedentented time," said Governor Holcomb.

No timetable set yet for when that meeting will be.

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