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Flexibility in School funding passes senate

February 24, 2010

The Indiana Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow school corporations to divert money from their capital projects fund, the money used for maintenance and construction, in an effort to sure up education budget short falls.

The bill would require employees in any school corporation that takes advantage of this funding option, to agree to a salary freeze.

That mandated salary freeze is what opponents of the bill, like Senator Connie Sipes of New Albany, took issue with, saying that many educators are already helping make budget cuts and that it was insulting to teachers to mandate a salary freeze.

But the bill’s senate sponsor, Luke Kenley of Noblesville, responded by saying he was unaware of any school corporation where teachers had volunteered for a salary freeze.

Brian Caoimhghin Flood

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