In 2010, Governor Mitch Daniels took $300 million out of Indiana’s Education budget–a cut schools have been struggling with for over 2 years in the form of teacher lay-offs, overcrowded classrooms, and cuts to extracurricular activities. This December, a large amount of general revenue, “lost” due to an electronic accounting error– was “discovered” floating around the books. The amount? $300 million. But it isn’t going back into our schools.
By Kim Kilbride for The South Bend Tribune, 1/26/12
Before approving a $186,000 annual contract with South Bend Community School Corp.’s new superintendent, the vice president of the school board gave her an admonishment.
“Kind of remember,” Bill Sniadecki told Carole Schmidt, “when you start looking for budget cuts again, look furthest away (from the classroom).”
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