SY18 IUSA Legislative Committee

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Dr. Lewis Ferebee, IUSA Legislative Liaison (IPS)

Hardy Murphy, Ph.D., Executive Director

Dr. Nikki Woodson, IUSA President (Washington Township)

Dr. Jeff Hauswald, IUSA Vice President (Kokomo School Corporation)

Dr. Flora Reichanadter, IUSA Secretary (MSD Pike Township)

Dr. Jeff Butts, IUSA Past President (Wayne Township)

Kathy Friend (Fort Wayne)

Dr. Paul Kaiser (Beech Grove)

Dr. Wendy Robinson (Fort Wayne)

Todd Terrill (Richmond Community Schools)

Patrick Mapes (Perry Township Schools)

Chalkbeat Summarizes Proposed Education Bills

Chalkbeat published the list of over 100 proposed legislative bills related to education.  Follow the link to read their summary of several bills covering major areas of interest ranging from testing and preschool to school funding and charters and choice.


Kokomo Superintendent Expresses Importance of Legislative Goals that Provide Equitable Treatment for all Students

Kokomo Superintendent, Jeff Hauswald, authored an article for the Kokomo Perspective. He shares his insights about the impact of poverty in Indiana’s public schools and the State’s Choice Scholarship (voucher) program. The article, titled Informed Decision Making is in the Interest of all Students emphasizes the goal to make decisions that provide equitable treatment to all students.

Follow the link to read this full article.



August 5 2016 Legislative Committee Meeting Agenda

Click here to view/print the PDF: IUSALegCommitteeAgenda8_5_16


Washington Township Metropolitan School District

8550 Woodfield Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis, IN

Friday, August 5, 2016
8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

  1. Welcome, Introductions and Breakfast (Dr. Woodson and Dr. Murphy)
  2. IUSA and the 2017 Legislative Session: Who-potential sponsors for IUSA legislative initiatives, What- Ideas and language for potential legislation to address IUSA legislative focus areas, When- discussion of a process and timeline to review draft IUSA legislation (facilitated by Bose Public Affairs)
    1. IUSA Legislative Focus Area-Funding
      • Complexity Index
      • ELL Funding
      • Foundation Level Funding
      • Property Tax Cap Impact
      • Vouchers and the diversion of funding
  1. Strategic Initiatives Update and Year Two (Dr. Murphy)
  • IUSA research committee membership and research agenda
  • Communications
  • Website reconstruction, new capabilities, and features
  • Contacts and Stakeholders at the State, Corporation, and Community Level


Save the Date:
IUSA’s Regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 8/24

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