January 22 Legislative Updates

Statehouse Express Podcast

Season 5, Episode 1

Tune into season five of the Statehouse Express podcast at the link below!

The House Education Committee held its first meeting on January 10th and the Senate Education and Career Development Committee met for the first time last week. There is a lot of attention on literacy, work force development, absenteeism, and a variety of other topics.

In this episode, INPEA Executive Director John Elcesser gives an update on the following bills that have been heard in the House and Senate education committees:

Some media outlets have highlighted Senator Ryan Mishler’s SB 255, a bill would sundown the Choice Scholarship program and replace it another Education Scholarship Account (ESA)-type program. This bill was heard last week with limited testimony but there was no vote taken on it. Senator Mishler said he will reintroduce it next year during a budget year. We are studying the proposal and will be engaging schools in this conversation when appropriate. We will need your advocacy around the bill prior to next session so stay tuned! 

For more information on the bills mentioned above, download the episode at the link below.

Listen to the Statehouse Express S5, E1

Legislative Advocacy Video

Each year, INPEA records a legislative advocacy video that outlines our priorities and encourages stakeholder engagement. You can watch our new video at the link below. We encourage you to share this video with board members, parents, and other non-pub stakeholders. Thank you to Barry Roberts, TV Broadcasting Teacher at Cardinal Ritter High School in Indianapolis, for producing our 2024 video. 

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