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General Assembly Activities

Wednesday, February 21, 2018  


House Ways & Means Committee
The committee met this afternoon to hear SB 50, Workforce development; career and technical education. Senator Eckerty is the author the bill and Representative Huston is the House sponsor. SB 50 is the bill that focuses on workforce development which is a major issue for Governor Holcomb. The bill creates a new Board of Technical Education which will plan for, coordinate, oversee, and make recommendations regarding Indiana’s system of career and technical education. This is a 16-person committee with no K-12 administrators as members. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction is a member. SB 50 also creates a new cabinet position for the Governor entitled the Secretary of Workforce Training. The only job description for this new position is that they will be the chair of the Board of Technical Education. The bill also adds SB 157 which creates the Real World Career Readin ess Program which would provide a fifth year of education for a student enrolled in this program and working with an employer.

Testifying in favor of the bill but with questions were: Indiana Chamber of Commerce; Indiana Manufacturer’s Association; Indiana Institute for Working Families and Ivy Tech. The Department of Education and IASBO (who also testified for ISBA) opposed the bill. Our key opposition is the increase of bureaucracy in the bill and that the billhad many conflicting issues. Further, the DOE is taken out of the bill and the State Board of Education would be responsible for K-12 CTE. The bill was held for amendments next week.

Senate Floor Action
Yesterday, the Senate passed HB 1001, K-12 funding appropriations, by a vote of 48-0. This is the bill that takes care of the deficiency in the state appropriation for tuition support. IASBO thanks Senator Mishler for his work on the bill and Representative Siegrist as the author of the bill. The bill now goes back to the House to either agree or dissent on the amendment that was added in the Senate.

The on-line registration for the 4-day IASBO Treasurer Workshop can now be found on the IASBO website. The agendas for each day of the workshops can also be found on the website. Space is limited for these workshops, so please register as soon as possible.

Position: Data Entry/Accounts Payable Clerk
Corporation: Mt. Vernon Community Schools
SALARY & BENEFITS: Based on experience and training. Benefits package available.
Working knowledge of accounting procedures (school finance is preferred)
Working knowledge/experience with Excel and financial software programs (Skyward preferred)
Positive attitude and strong work ethic
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Self-directed and task oriented
High school diploma


1. Input journal entries for receipts and expenditures into financial software program

2. Deposit checks/cash into bank and issue checks and ACH payments to vendors

3. Create and generate financial reports

4. Work closely with the business manager

5. Other duties as assigned by the business manager

260 day contract; 8 hour day
Interested applicants should send their application, resume, and other credentials to:
Chris Smedley, CFO
Mt. Vernon Community School Corp.
1806 W. SR 234
Fortville, IN 46040
Application materials can also be submitted via email to:
Click on the link to obtain an employment application for this position:

Dennis L. Costerison
Executive Director