WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI) -- The Superintendent of Indiana Schools is praising the public schools in Tippecanoe County.
Dr. Jennifer McCormick said that at a public forum Thursday, but also added teacher pay and respect for the profession are top of her agenda.
She told News 18 schools in the state are constantly needing more funding.
The challenge is how to divide the money for wants and needs.
Dr. McCormick along with Purdue Professor Larry DeBoer talked about these issues at the West Lafayette High School Auditorium.
McCormick said community members are doing the right thing with pushing the message forward.
"We're going to have to be more targeted, I think, in our message and make sure we are having very candid conversations and honest conversations and keep informing our community on who to contact," said McCormick.
Finances, any updates including new initiatives, and the whole landscape of public education were also all talked about Thursday night.