Indiana Lawmakers Peg School Funding Gap at 22 Million

Indiana lawmakers now say they need 22 million-dollars to pay for all of the service to the state’s schools.

The state’s Legislative Services Agency yesterday said the funding gap, the difference between what schools say they need to teach special ed, gifted classes, or technical and vocational classes, and what the state is providing, increased again.

Lawmakers say they thought the gap would cost nine million-dollars, but that price tag has jumped several times.

State Senator Ryan Mishler yesterday said the figure seems to change every week, which makes finding the money to fill the gap more difficult.