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State Sen. Jeff Raatz to vice chair education study committee

Contact: Kellyn Harrison, Press Secretary

State Sen. Jeff Raatz to vice chair
education study committee

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 22, 2022) — State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) will serve as vice chair of the Interim Study Committee on Education and as a member of several other study committees in preparation for the 2023 legislative session.

Raatz's other assignments include the following:

  • Education Commission of the States;
  • Governor's Workforce Cabinet;
  • Indiana Civic Education Commission;
  • Indiana Semiquincentennial Commission;
  • Interim Study Committee on Commerce and Economic Development; and
  • Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance.

"During the next couple of months, my colleagues and I will continue our discussions on ways to improve the state's education system," Raatz said. "I especially look forward to taking a closer look at streamlining mandates placed on schools to improve our learning environments for young Hoosiers."

Legislators will meet over the summer and fall months to discuss topics approved by the bipartisan Legislative Council, which is comprised of 16 voting members – eight from the Senate and eight from the House of Representatives.

To view study committee agendas and stream hearings online, visit To view a list of topics that will be examined by the committees, click here.


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