Adult high school bill passes House

Posted by: Kathryn Frakes  | Monday, January 26, 2015

STATEHOUSE—State Representative Dale DeVon (R-Granger) authored legislation that alters the distribution of funding for adult high schools to the school’s organizers, rather than to the corporation. The bill unanimously passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives.

“Allowing adult high school organizers the ability to distribute funding would give them the needed flexibility to allocate resources where they are most needed in the schools,” said Rep. DeVon. “Enacting policies that benefit Indiana’s education system will always be one of my top priorities as a state representative.

HB 1438 provides that the Department of Education can distribute funding for adult high schools to the adult high school's organizer. The current funding is distributed directly to the school rather than the organizer. 

“On average, a high school dropout will make roughly $10,000 less than a high school graduate,” said Rep. DeVon. “It is important to assist those who have dropped out that want to better their lives, get the support they need to go back to school and obtain their diploma. This bill would increase those opportunities, and I am pleased it received unanimous support in the House.”

The bill will now go to the Senate for further consideration and debate.