Sullivan Supports Legislation Fully Funding K-12 This School Year

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 Sullivan Supports Legislation Fully Funding K-12 This School Year

 STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2021) – State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) recently voted in support of a bill to fully fund all K-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19.

The House Ways and Means Committee unanimously passed House Bill 1003, which would ensure public schools receive 100% funding for each student this school year, whether they attended classes in-person or virtually.

“Schools have had to take unprecedented steps throughout the pandemic to keep students and educators safe,” said Sullivan, chairwoman of the Budget Subcommittee on Ways and Means. “My colleagues and I are acting quickly to ensure schools have the resources they need to continue having a successful school year.”

Due to the pandemic, many traditional public schools had to make the shift to remote learning to help slow the spread of COVID-19. She said the bill helps mitigate requirements under current law requiring schools receive 85% of the tuition support per virtual student, which is defined as a child learning 50% or more of their instruction online.

House Bill 1003 now moves to the House floor for further consideration. Visit iga.in.gov for more information.

 

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