The Indiana Department of Education has updated its guidelines to help school officials and parents decide how schools can reopen safely during the coronavirus pandemic.


Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday what he called a “solution” to the school funding crisis that erupted last week when a top lawmaker said schools that didn’t open for in-person instruction would only get a percentage of the state dollars they were banking on for this year. 

Holcomb is asking the Indiana State Board of Education to delay the fall count of student enrollment — the day on which schools count all their students in attendance, and must designate them as in-person or virtual — through at least December.

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Eric Holcomb gives a a wide-ranging press conference in the Governor’s Office, Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.  (Photo: Robert Scheer/IndyStar)

“This solution will put to rest lingering questions or