Hoosier lawmakers approve school budget increase

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Hoosier lawmakers approve school budget increase

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers agree to a $763 million dollar k-12 education budget. That’s a two-and-a-half percent increase over last year.

Governor Eric Holcomb says education is a top priority. Nearly $75 million dollars of the budget will go to programs like teacher appreciations grants, English as a second language, and a school safety grant. The governor is expected to sign off on the bill this week.

Dennis Costerison, executive director of the Indiana Association of School Business Officials, says he’s focused on making sure some of the money in the education budget goes to teacher pay.