Indiana Schools May Be Getting Additional Funding

The Indiana House and Senate could vote next week on giving schools extra money.

Indiana’s traditional public schools have six-thousand more students than expected.

That means the pool of money set aside for schools is stretched thinner.

Bills approved by House and Senate committees would tap at least 16-million dollars from a school reserve fund, to increase the amount every school gets per student.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Ryan Mishler says the extra funding could reach as high as 25-million.

The final figure will be set after schools report special-education enrollment figures next month.