September 6, 2017–GREENCASTLE – The Indiana State Board of Education selected Matt Voors as its new Executive Director today during its monthly Board meeting which was held at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. Additionally, the Board approved of updated the A-F Grade Appeal Procedures.
In a 11-0 vote, the Board approved Matt Voors as its new Executive Director following a motion introduced by Board Chair and Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick.
“I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to serve Hoosier students,” said Voors. “I am looking forward to working closely with Superintendent McCormick and State Board of Education members and staff as we collectively work to continue progress for all Hoosier students, teachers and schools.”
Voors, who was recommended to the Board by Gov. Eric Holcomb, brings education expertise and experience serving Hoosier taxpayers. He was general counsel for the Indiana Department of Education, advising on legislative, regulatory and policy issues—including those related to state intervention of Indiana’s chronically failing and underperforming schools. Additionally, Voors served as majority attorney for the Indiana State Senate as well as chief legal counsel for the Indiana Department of Transportation.
Voors will begin his new role with the Board on Sept. 11.
In other new business, the Board voted 11-0 to approve a joint resolution between the Indiana Department of Education and the Board that updated the A-F Grade Appeal Procedures for the review of the 2016-2017 accountability category placement. The updated appeal procedures can be found here.