Holcomb: No funding cuts to K-12 schools from COVID

Posted at 2:44 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 17:31:44-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced there will be no funding cuts to the state’s K-12 schools as a result of the COVID-19 virus.

Most state agencies are cutting budgets by about 15% and higher education schools are being cut by about 7%, but K-12 has been “spared the knife” Holcomb said.

"This just illustrates or underscores the importance, the priority, that we place at this very foundational level - that we were able to arrive here," Holcomb said.

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick released the following statement on the decision:

“I am pleased our state decision makers will not cut funding from Indiana K-12 education. The Department’s recommendation to not penalize schools for virtual options was also granted. Schools will have one less stressor as they continue to educate our students during this unprecedented time.”

He said it proves the importance of managing the state's finances responsibly over the last few years. Holcomb made the statement Wednesday in his weekly press conference.

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