Indiana Schools To See Budget Potential Boost Over Next Two Years
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Top Indiana Republicans are touting their state budget plan that increases base school funding by 2.5% percent each of the next two years as making strides toward improving teacher pay.

Governor Eric Holcomb joined state Republican legislative leaders Tuesday to announce a budget deal that's expected to be approved Wednesday as this year's General Assembly session.

Republican leaders said they are also helping school districts by paying off $150 million of their teacher pension obligations and boosting a program that gives one-time stipends to teachers. They calculate that various program funding increases will lead to a 4.5% increase in money to schools, however that will vary greatly by district, and includes funding increases for the state's private school voucher program and charter schools.