(AP) - A proposal to no longer require Indianaís local school
superintendents to hold a state superintendentís or teacherís license
is advancing in the Legislature.
say the change would give local school boards more flexibility to hire a
business leader or someone else they believe would best fill their needs
for a top administrator. Opponents worry that the state would be opening
the door to possible cronyism and lowering standards by allowing
superintendents without any classroom experience.
Senate Education Committee voted 6-5 Wednesday to approve the bill and
send it to the full Senate for consideration. The House has previously
approved the proposal.
district superintendents are currently required to have a teacherís
license and complete graduate school work in education administration.