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.
State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents
portions of Marion and Hendricks counties.