Budget & finance

Funding for schools with fewer students who live in poverty has increased faster than funding for schools with more such students, one group said.
Indianapolis has committed COVID aid to retaining staff, academic supports, and infrastructure.
School officials hope that Indiana’s low unemployment rate and growing home values will convince voters to pass property tax increases in the May election.
Months after the stimulus began flowing, public information on how local districts are spending it is inconsistent and often hard to find.
Superintendent Aleesia Johnson doesn’t foresee closing schools in the coming year, but IPS still must cut to avoid falling into the red
Indianapolis Public Schools will launch an online tracking tool this week that will show how the district is spending federal COVID relief funds.
Parents want IPS to spend its $136 million in federal COVID relief funding on addressing learning loss, mental health, tech problems
Indianapolis Public Schools families raise safety concerns over busing cuts during a district town hall.
An Indiana House bill could boost by 40% the number of students, many from middle-class families, receiving state subsidies for private schooling
Top GOP lawmaker vows to erase Indiana’s funding penalty for schools teaching students remotely because of the coronavirus.
Indianapolis’ largest school district will get $15 million less in state funds than budgeted last spring, a critical loss when Indiana may cut education funding.
Indianapolis school leaders size up costs of reopening in the fall and paying for additional safety precautions against the coronavirus.
Holcomb and state lawmakers have agreed to maintain school funding levels, even in the wake of significant revenue shortfalls.
Voters across the state largely approved tax increases, despite concerns that the pandemic and looming recession would spell failure for school referendums.
Many Indiana districts did not have final results for their school referendums hours after polls closed on Election Day.
Washington Township will ask voters to approve two school referendums in the June 2 primary election.
South Bend faces opposition to its referendums from a charter leader who was once potential innovation school partner.
Within weeks, educators went from well-poised to argue for more funding in a state with seemingly plentiful reserves to facing a likely recession.
Indiana will receive $215 million of the $13.5 billion that the federal government is handing out to states, McCormick said.
It’s up to each district to decide whether to pay hourly workers — including bus drivers, custodians, food service employees — during coronavirus closures.
In a last-minute amendment Monday, lawmakers reopened a door to allow charter schools to access property tax money raised through school referendums.
The driver shortage came about a month after the school board approved a controversial plan to outsource all of its transportation.
After receiving pushback from teachers, lawmakers scrapped a proposal that would have limited when school districts could ask voters to approve a tax increase.
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