The Indiana Senate has passed its version of a bill to provide more funding for the state’s prekindergarten program. Senate Bill 276 would provide an additional $4 million, which is lower than the $10 million increase requested by Governor Eric Holcomb.
The Indiana House has already passed a bill to expand the program to five additional counties. Currently, the On My Way Pre-K program serves nearly 2,300 low-income students in Allen, Lake, Marion, Jackson and Vanderburgh counties. It is unclear which counties would be added to the program, if approved.
The Senate bill now moves to the House for consideration. You can connect to more information on each pre-k expansion bill below: