More Money To Adult High Schools In New Bill

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January 27, 2015 —

INDIANAPOLIS – Adult high schools are one step closer to becoming available to more Hoosiers after a bill that would provide additional funding to the programs passed the Indiana House on Monday.

House Bill 1438 would require the Department of Education to distribute funding to adult high schools through the adult high school coordinator. The bill also would provide that an adult high school can be authorized by the executive of a consolidated city.

Rep. Dale DeVon, R-Granger, who authored the bill, said three more adult high schools could be funded in the next two years because they are “in demand.”

Rep. Veron Smith, D-Gary, said the bill has his support because “there is a certain line item for these adult high schools so they are not a competition with the pre-k funding.”

“We need to help dropouts and give them this second chance,” Smith said.

The bill passed 95-0 in the House and now heads to the Senate for further consideration.


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