Huston’s bill was heard by the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday, where it received cautious support.
“I think everybody on both sides of the aisle recognizes this is a problem that needs to be addressed,” said committee member Rep. Mike Karickhoff, R-Kokomo. “This gives us a brief fix and more time to address the issue.”
Kenley, meanwhile, said he’s also confident that a temporary solution will be found during the short, legislative session that must wrap up by March 15. But he also expects legislators will return next year, during the longer budget session, to re-examine larger issues of school funding.
“We’ve got to determine what’s causing some of these (funding) problems and we need to look at them in the long run,” Kenley said. “We don’t want schools not to be able to provide transportation for their students.”