Behning: Bills supporting educators and schools signed into law

Behning: Bills supporting educators and schools signed into law

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, January 21, 2016 3:25 pm

Bills supporting educators

and schools signed into law

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan 21, 2016) — Gov. Mike Pence signed into law two bills today ensuring teachers and schools will not be punished for the expected drop in 2015 ISTEP scores. 

State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) authored House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1003, which decouples teacher bonuses from 2015 ISTEP scores. Behning also sponsored Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 200 which prevents schools from receiving an A-F grade lower than their 2013-14 grade.

“No educator should feel they are being unfairly penalized during this transition to higher standards and a tougher test,” said Behning, chairman of the House Education Committee. “After hearing concerns from both educators and administrators, we knew that action needed to be taken. I am pleased both the House and the Senate were able to work quickly to alleviate concerns for teachers and schools.”

To read more about HEA 1003 or SEA 200, click here.

 

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State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents

portions of Marion and Hendricks counties.