School board members from around Indiana met with state legislators in Indianapolis Tuesday. The Indiana School Boards Association says it held its first annual Statehouse Day.
ISBA officials discussed the association’s legislative priorities for the year. As of last week, the organization was tracking 188 bills that it said were relevant to education, including proposals related to a school safety referendum, handgun training for teachers, and state tuition support, as well as the biennial state budget.
During Tuesday’s event, the ISBA also hosted a panel discussion with Senate President Pro Tempore Rod Bray and House Education Committee members Ed Delaney and Bob Behning. A resolution congratulating the ISBA on its 70th anniversary was presented in the Senate.
Among the local school board members in attendance was Annette Ferch, who serves as the Oregon-Davis School Board’s legislative liaison, according to a press release from school officials.