Reps. Behning, Fine participate in “Take a Legislator to School” program
STATEHOUSE (May 10, 2016)—State Reps. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) and Bill Fine (R-Munster) participated in the “Take a Legislator to School” pilot program at Klondike Elementary School in West Lafayette.
Behning and Fine spent the day in the classroom, assisting teachers with everyday tasks including grading assignments, passing out papers and helping students complete make-up work.
“It was a great opportunity to spend the day in the classroom working with students and teachers,” said Behning, chair of the House Committee on Education. “I look forward to future programs that allow lawmakers to collaborate with and learn from educators. Ensuring that our Hoosier schools provide the best education to students has always been important to me.”
Kathy Nimmer, the 2015 Indiana Teacher of the Year, created this program to help bridge the gap between legislators and educators. Participants will now work to perfect the program with the hope that the ‘Take a Legislator to School’ program will have a permanent role in Indiana.
“I was happy to participate in this program,” said Fine, member of the House Committee on Education. “Every school works differently, and the ‘Take a Legislator to School’ program will further conversations between teachers and legislators to improve our already great schools.”
State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents House
District 91, serving portions of Marion and Hendricks counties.
Rep. Bill Fine (R-Munster) represents House District 12, serving portions of Lake County.