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Many Indiana Schools to Lose Out On Funding Increase

The new state budget that increases funding for schools the next two years won't benefit every Indiana school district.

Terry Spradlin of Indiana University's Center for Evaluation and Education Policy tells the Terre Haute Tribune-Star that more than 40% of Indiana's school districts will see no increase in funding.

Some could even see a decrease.

That's because of shifts in how school funding is awarded.

The 2-year budget approved by lawmakers last month calls for a 2% increase in funding next year and a 1% increase the following year.

Spradlin notes that the 1% increase is below inflation and could leave districts struggling to avoid cuts.

Vigo County Superintendent Dan Tanoos says the additional funding doesn't make up for cuts under former Governor Mitch Daniels' administration.

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