Key Committee Agrees: All Hoosier Students Deserve Access to Educational Options

Key Committee Agrees: All Hoosier Students Deserve Access to Educational Options

Regardless of where they live, Indiana students deserve the opportunity to broaden their educational experience by choosing courses beyond those offered in their own districts.

House Bill 1007, sponsored by Rep. Tony Cook, would allow students to have access to expanded course offerings from diverse, accountable providers. The course access bill would also create a system for approving high quality providers and establishes rules by which students can access and earn credit.

The Senate Committee on Education and Career Development approved the bill today; the full House had approved HB 1007 last month.

These changes would help connect students with teachers and content, creating more consistency across different learning communities and ensuring that all students have access to a broad set of courses.

House sponsors include Reps. Timothy Brown and Sheila Klinker. Senate sponsors include Sens. Dennis Kruse, Eric Houchin and Eric Bassler.

“Expanding access to courses is a fantastic way to provide all Hoosier students with a richer, more diverse selection of educational opportunities. Indiana is one of the nation’s leaders in empowering families and students with options and this legislation solidifies the state’s role as one of the best in the nation to work, learn and live.” – J. Alex Kelly, National Legislative Director for ExcelinEd In Action