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State Sen. Jeff Raatz to serve as vice-chair of the education study committee


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State Sen. Jeff Raatz to serve as vice-chair of education study committee

STATEHOUSE (June 22, 2020) – State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) will serve as vice-chair of the Interim Study Committee on Education during the summer and fall to help prepare lawmakers for the 2021 legislative session. He will also serve on the following commission, cabinet and panel:

  • Education Commission of the States;
  • Governor's Workforce Cabinet; and
  • School Accountability Panel.

"Over the next several months, my peers in the Senate and House will meet with stakeholders to discuss ways we can improve education across the state," Raatz said. "I look forward to our discussions of how we can best prepare Hoosier students for their future careers."

When Indiana’s part-time legislature is not in session, lawmakers serve on interim study committees that meet to review the state’s top issues, as identified by the General Assembly during the prior legislative session.

Study committee topics are assigned by the bipartisan Legislative Council, comprised of 16 voting members – eight from the Senate and eight from the House of Representatives.

To view interim committee agendas and stream hearings online, visit To view a list of topics that will be examined by the committees this interim, visit