Legislative Testimony: State Board of Education Governance


The Indiana Chamber’s Caryl Auslander testified today in support of Senate Bill 1 – State Board of Education Governance, authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle).

While the Chamber prefers to have the Governor appoint the Superintendent of Public Instruction, allowing the State Board of Education to appoint its own chair is a step in the right direction and will allow for a more seamless way for education policy to be enacted.

However, the Chamber believes that the Governor should be allowed to control the appointment process for State Board members as a right of the executive branch leader (as opposed to having the Indiana House Speaker and Senate Pro Tem make several selections, which SB 1 proposes).

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