The educational policies that impact urban school children are debated, discussed and decided at the Indiana Statehouse.
There are dozens of education bills under consideration each session. IUSA is an active participant, providing input on proposed legislation to local representatives. We also ensure our members are well-informed about how various educational bills impact students in their districts.
2024 Cornerstone Legislative Priorities
IUSA supports maintaining local flexibility over curriculum in order to transform classrooms into 21st-century learning environments that meet the individual needs of students and their communities.
IUSA supports modernizing the complexity index funding formula process to accurately reflect the services required to equitably support students of poverty, high mobility, English language learners, and special education populations.
IUSA supports the same financial transparency reporting requirements to taxpayers for all schools receiving state-provided education funds.
2024 Operational Priorities
IUSA supports targeted funding to address the whole child including pandemic induced learning gaps, student behavior concerns, and student mental health through the hiring of certified counselors and social workers that also have increased responsibilities under HEA 1002 (2023).
IUSA supports addressing the disparate impact circuit breaker losses have on critical student services like transportation across the state.
IUSA supports clarifying the costs for the delivery of certain educational services, co-curricular activities, and extra-curricular activities.
IUSA supports maintaining local flexibility to include parents in the decision to retain a student and trust the grade retention research that shows no long-term benefits for student achievement or long-term outcomes and may have negative consequences for students.