It is my goal, along with my colleagues, to continually improve Indiana’s education system. Several new education-related laws went into effect on July 1, and it is important for everyone to be aware of how they will affect Hoosier students.
The Indiana General Assembly also passed a new law making it illegal for parents and students to be charged a fee for bus transportation to and from school. An issue arose last year in an Indianapolis school where students were being charged to ride the bus. This resulted in many students walking to school, which created many safety hazards. The new law will help eliminate those safety hazards and prevent students from being charged for school transportation in the future.