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[r30] Rep. Karickhoff: Preventing discrimination in public school transfers
Start Date: 2/21/2013Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 2/21/2013End Time: 8:00 AM
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Rep. Karickhoff: Preventing discrimination in public school transfers

STATEHOUSE – House Bill (HB) 1381 authored by State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) and co-authored by Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany), Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) and Terri Austin (D-Anderson) passed through the Indiana House of Representatives Wednesday with an 84-11 vote.

HB 1381 requires a school corporation to publically establish the number of transfer students per grade level each school will accept from outside their district. This balances local control by ensuring school choice is available to all students without discrimination. 

“Currently, public schools are allowed to accept transfer students based on whatever criteria they deem worthy,” said Rep. Karickhoff. “This bill allows students to choose their schools instead of schools choosing their students.”

The Indiana Federation of Teachers, Indiana Urban Schools Association, Indiana School Boards Association and Indiana High School Athletic Association support this change, which prevents public schools from selecting out-of-district transfer students. 

HB 1381 will now move on to the Senate for further debate and discussion.  To stay up-to-date with this bill or any other legislation visit for more information.


State Rep. Mike Karickhoff serves on the Ways and Means Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.  He is also the chair of the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. Rep. Karickhoff represents portions of Howard and Grant counties, most of the city of Kokomo and the towns of Swayzee and Greentown.

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Name: Maggie Johnson
Phone: 317-232-9693
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