Holcomb’s Plans to Urge a Push Back for “Count Day”
Thursday, August 13, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb addressed concerns over a drop in school funding due to lower attendance numbers. In his weekly press conference on Wednesday, Governor Holcomb said he will ask the State Board of Education to move back “count day” to ensure schools get 100% percent of needed funds.

“Count day” is the designated yearly date where schools report enrollment numbers to the state, which essentially determines their yearly funding.

Holcomb said the day to count students should be pushed back to at least December. The annual fall “count date” was set to happen in September.

The Governor hopes his request to the the Indiana State Board of Education will ensure that Indiana’s K-12 schools receive 100 percent of funding as he committed earlier this summer.