INDIANAPOLIS – In response to today’s letter sent by Governor Pence to members of the State Board of Education, Samantha Hart, press secretary for the Indiana Department of Education, issued the following statement:
“This is a welcome first step from the Governor. Unfortunately, it comes after a year and a half of uncertainty and worry for our students, teachers and schools that was entirely unnecessary.
“Superintendent Ritz supports strong accountability as long as it is fair, open and transparent. The Superintendent looks forward to working with Indiana’s leadership to take advantage of federal flexibility for both teacher evaluations and the assignment of A-F accountability grades for the 2014-15 school year.”