Indiana House accelerates date for appointing superintendent position

January 29, 2019 | Indianapolis Business Journal

Legislation that would accelerate when the state superintendent of public instruction becomes an appointed position, rather than elected, passed the Indiana House on Thursday.

A law passed in 2017 already would change the position to an appointment by the governor in 2025, but after current Republican Superintendent Jennifer McCormick announced in the fall that she wouldn’t seek re-election in 2020, Republicans sought to move up the effective date.

State lawmakers voted 70-29 to approve House Bill 1005, authored by House Speaker Brian Bosma.

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