Bosma statement on passage of bill to appoint state superintendent

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Tuesday, April 18, 2017 2:00 pm

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) in your coverage of the concurrence on House Enrolled Act 1005, which would make the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction an appointed position by the governor in 2025. If signed into law, the measure would also require the appointee to have lived in Indiana for at least two years, earned an advanced degree and served as a teacher, principal or superintendent or as an executive in the field of education for at least five years. The bill would also change the position’s title to Indiana Secretary of Education. The measure now moves to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk for consideration.  

STATEHOUSE (April 18, 2017) – “For over 30 years, legislators on both sides of the aisle have supported the move to an appointed superintendent and for the first time, the measure successfully passed both chambers. The bill’s passage underscores the importance of taking politics out of education and putting Hoosier children first. Our students, parents and educators deserve consistency and better coordination in the administration of education policy and this action marks a giant step forward. While it was a long road to get here, we reached a compromise with the Senate and I look forward to the bill becoming law.”

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Click here to access House Enrolled Act 1005.