INDIANAPOLIS – It’s the Senate’s turn to work on a bill freeing schools from most regulations.
Bremen Representative Jack Jordan says the thick rule-book Indiana schools must follow is getting in the way of helping students learn. The House unanimously approved his bill allowing schools to ask out of any regulation that doesn’t affect collective bargaining, safety, budgeting or test scores.
Jordan says he has no idea how many schools would take advantage of the bill’s invitation if it becomes law. But he says it would give schools the opportunity to focus on education instead of the rule-book, and allow them to come up with their own innovations instead of trying to hammer out a one-size-fits-all approach.
Some senators are concerned the bill may need to make more regulations off limits for waivers. A committee won’t vote for at least a week.