State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) recently received an appointment to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Education.
State legislators serve on interim committees throughout the summer and fall, and examine top policy issues, gather public input and recommend legislation for the regular session beginning in January.
The committee will continue its multiyear study to eliminate, reduce or streamline the number of education mandates placed on schools, and streamline fiscal and compliance reporting to the General Assembly on a sustainable and systematic basis.
“We want our hardworking teachers focused on the students in their classrooms as much as possible, and that’s why we continuously look for ways to lower administrative burdens often placed on them,” Jordan said. “This interim, we’ll be looking at how we can make thoughtful changes to better support our schools, teachers and students.”
According to Jordan, members of the public are welcomed to attend and testify at committee hearings, which typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Hearings are also livestreamed and archived online at iga.in.gov, where committee calendars and meeting agendas are posted.
Click here to learn more about the topics state legislators will be examining in the coming months.