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Exceeding more than 50 percent of the state's budget, public education is Indiana's single largest expenditure. Additional financial resources for education are received from the federal government. Effective use of these resources calls for alignment and prioritization of our current expenditures with the outcomes we are seeking.
As part of P.L. 224-2003, the Indiana General Assembly created a government efficiency commission to review state-funded agencies, departments, and programs and make recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly for improving efficiency and reducing unnecessary costs.
It is imperative that P-16 resources are targeted, leveraged, and efficiently used to bring about the greatest gains in student learning. Key fiscal principles for P-16: