Video School funding, absenteeism under review

School funding, absenteeism under review

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Two education-related committees met last week – the Interim Study Committee on the School Funding Formula and the Interim Study Committee on Education.

The Committee on the School Funding Formula was formed in 2009 at the request of Senate Democrat Leader Vi Simpson. The two-year committee is reviewing the existing school funding formula and is expected to file a report with any recommendations on how the formula could be adapted to better meet the needs of Indiana’s schools and students by November 1, 2010. Video archives of this committee’s webcast meetings are available>>

The primary charge for the Committee on Education is a study of the causes and effects of K-12 absenteeism and potential solutions. This committee is also expected to file a report with any recommendations by November 1.

Watch an update from Sen. Tim Skinner of Terre Haute:

Skinner is a member of both interim committees and is the Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Standing Committees.

Watch an update from Sen. Earline Rogers of Gary:

Rogers is a member of both interim committees and is the Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Education & Career Development Standing Committee.