INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana voters have elected their final state schools superintendent after the state Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill making the position one appointed by the governor.
The Senate approved the bill 29-19 Tuesday, sending the measure to Gov. Eric Holcomb for his signature. The bill was one of his legislative priorities.
Beginning in 2021, the Indiana Department of Education will be led by a secretary of education. Current Superintendent Jennifer McCormick's term expires in 2020. She isn't seeking re-election.
The bill moves up the change by four years as the Republican-dominated Legislature passed a law in 2017 making it an appointed position starting in 2025 after numerous policy disagreements with former Democratic Superintendent Glenda Ritz.
Indiana is one of 13 states with an elected superintendent.
(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Senate approves bill making schools chief an appointed post
- Indiana Senate approves hate crimes bill
- Panel backs moving up appointment of Indiana schools chief
- Lawmakers approve bill allowing sunscreen at school
- Promotion approved for battalion chief
- Indiana Senate approves carryout Sunday alcohol sales bill
- Indiana Senate approves stripped-down hate crimes bill
- Indiana lawmakers approve bill banning eyeball tattooing
- Voters approve all school referendums
- Merit board: Fire chief can accept resignations without board approval