SBOE To Consider Changing How Indiana Calculates School Funding This Fall

SBOE To Consider Changing How Indiana Calculates School Funding This Fall

Educators and school leaders raised a number of concerns after a letter from a top lawmaker in August warned of possible funding cuts for schools operating only online to start the school year.

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The Indiana State Board of Education is considering a plan to protect funding for schools reopening virtually this school year, after a warning of possible cuts from lawmakers last month. 

It isn’t the student-count delay Gov. Eric Holcomb initially requested. 

Instead, INSBOE is considering a different method, by adjusting how the state counts enrolled kids.

A memo to the board said the fall student count day will happen as planned in mid-September. It says rather than a delay, the state can use data from the last time students were counted to determine whether or not they should receive virtual-level funding. 

According to the proposed changes, schools would receive funding per student based on two

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