Jennifer McCormick Won't Seek Second Term as State Superintendent
Tuesday Oct 02, 2018 8:17am
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction dropped a bombshell yesterday.
During a news conference to outline her legislative agenda, Jennifer McCormick announced she won’t seek a second term.
Not quite two years into her first term, the Delaware County Republican expressed frustration with Indiana’s education governance system in which policy is set by the legislature and the Indiana Board of Education but compliance is the responsibility of the Department of Education and the Superintendent.
She said there were other distractions also, such as whether she would seek to be appointed to the job after a second term.
McCormick chairs the state board of education but has often been at odds with its members on many issues, including he state’s accountability system.
Governor Eric Holcomb issued a statement saying the superintendent has given him a lot to digest as he digs into her legislative priorities. Holcomb said he thanked McCormick for her lifetime devotion to children and to education.