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Indiana Senate approves preschool expansion bill

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Indiana Senate approves preschool expansion bill

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Senate has approved a preschool expansion bill that was amended heavily to strip House language from the proposal.

Under the revamped version, new spending on the preschool pilot program amounts to $3 million, despite a request from Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb for a $10 million increase. It also sets aside $1 million for a new online preschool pilot program that offers students 15-minute daily lessons.

Senators voted 38-11 to approve the measure, which now nearly matches legislation that had advanced through the Senate earlier this session.

A floor amendment to the bill commissions a study of state students enrolled in preschool, including the state’s pilot and other, unrelated programs.



Posted 3/31/2017




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