House Education Committee

School District Sue State, Argues $1 Charter Law Is Unconstitutional

Sep 13, 2019

An Indiana school district says a law that allows charter schools to buy unused school buildings from districts for $1 is unconstitutional.

West Lafayette Community Schools is suing Gov. Eric Holcomb over the eight-year-old law. Superintendent Rocky Killion says local homeowners invest in community school buildings with their property taxes. Yet they don't get a say in if a school is sold or leased for $1.

Committee Starts To Rethink Indiana's School Accountability System

Jul 25, 2019

The accountability system for Indiana's public schools could change. Yet whether that means added flexibility to the controversial A-F format or blowing up the system entirely remains to be seen.

House Unanimously Passes Bill To Help Foster Parents

Apr 15, 2019

The House unanimously approved a bill that makes a number of changes to Indiana’s foster system – including giving foster parents more of a voice.

Traditional public schools might have to split their voter-approved referenda funding with nearby charter schools under a bill in the House.

Lawmakers are giving mixed input on a bill about teacher licensing waivers, and members of a House committee shared concerns about the proposal during a meeting Thursday.

House Committee Makes Big Changes To Sex Ed Bill

Feb 20, 2018

The House Education Committee approved a controversial sex education bill Tuesday, and some members say a few key changes could make them more receptive to the legislation.

House School Discipline Bill Met With Concerns

Jan 30, 2018

Some educators and teachers are pushing for changes in school discipline practices, but a bill considered in the House Education Committee Tuesday was not received well by all members.

HB 1421 aims to reduce things like expulsion or suspension in all Hoosier schools. Supporters of the legislation, like Darreyel Laster, from pilotED Schools, says positive discipline is more effective, and should be used everywhere.