HB 1463 “Defined Contribution Option Plan” passed out of the Senate Labor and Pension Committee on Wednesday, March 22 with a vote of 6-3 party line vote. IRTA, along with three other groups, testified strongly against the bill and no one testified in favor of the bill.
We oppose DC Plans on many levels, but our main concern for future educators is that they will not have a secure or stable retirement if they have only a Defined Contribution Plan. 401K Plans were never meant to be a full retirement vehicle, it was designed to be supplemental savings tool.
Indiana Coalition for Public Education invites all members and friends of public education to our first fall meeting on August 27.
IRTA attempted to reschedule a meeting with Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb, the Republican candidate for governor. However, he was unable to do so because of his schedule.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress seeks motivated individuals to proctor assessment sessions with 4th and 8th Grade students in schools.
In conjunction with Indiana's Bicentennial celebration, the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS) is honoring educators through the Heritage Educators program.
Please email your State Senators immediately and ask them to oppose HB 1004 and support HB 1161!