Indiana Senator: State law requires less money for online schools

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – There is some confusion and a lot of worry about what Indiana law says about online school-funding.

State Senate President Pro Tempore Rodric Bray sent a letter to schools last week explaining that state law caps funding at 85-percent for schools that are not offering in-person classes at least half the time.

Governor Holcomb has said for months that he doesn’t want to penalize schools that offer online-only classes.

Bray says he doesn’t want to short-change schools either, but lawmakers would have to come back to Indianapolis and vote to change the law in order for that to happen.

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