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ISTA Statement on Budget Announcement

In response to the announced budget proposal by the governor and legislative leaders, ISTA President Keith Gambill issued the following statement.

“This is a good day for Indiana’s students, educators and communities. While we wait to review the details of the final budget bill, today’s announcement by lawmakers and the governor that the proposed budget will fund the governor’s teacher compensation report is to be celebrated. This level of funding is the direct result of our members’ advocacy.

In addition to our members, we thank the governor for his leadership, as well as House and Senate leaders for supporting the teacher compensation commission report. We also thank Democratic House and Senate members for continually pushing for greater support for public education.

ISTA looks forward to our role through the collective bargaining process to ensure teachers receive long-needed salary increases. With this budget’s investment, teachers now have a light at the end of the tunnel.”