Senator Mike Bohacek said in a recent release, “Hoosier students will have access to more educational opportunities to help them achieve success thanks to the following measures we passed during the 2023 legislative session.”

Forty-seven percent of the state’s General Fund is allocated to K-12 initiatives including eliminating textbook and technology fees, expanding eligibility for Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program, and increasing funding for school safety.   

The new legislation offers eligibility for the On My Way Pre-K program.  Now low-income families who live within 150% of the federal poverty level.

new law established the Science of Reading grant fund to help Indiana school corporations deploy literacy coaches and implement Science of Reading curriculum in elementary classrooms.

All eligible students are now automatically enrolled in the 21st Century Scholars program during their seventh- and eighth-grade years of school.

All students who graduate in 2028 or later and attend Indiana public schools, charter schools, or state-accredited nonpublic schools must pass afinancial literacy course.

new law expands eligibility for the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship.  

Educating and supporting our future leaders is critical to Indiana’s long-term success, which is why expanding educational opportunities for students remains one of my top priorities.

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