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Bill regarding school superintendent qualifications gains House approval

A Lafayette-area lawmaker says a proposal that would loosen the requirements to be a school superintendent could ultimately hurt the state’s schools.

State representative Sheila Klinker says the leader of school districts should have classroom experience.

She says running a school corporation requires a lot of knowledge that can only be gained by going through the steps to be licensed.

Klinker voted against the measure in the House, along with fellow state representatives Randy Truitt and Sharon Negele.

Representatives Tim Brown and Don Lehe voted in favor.

State senator Ron Alting cast a no vote, while Brandt Hershman voted yes.

The bill requires the Governor’s signature before it becomes law.