Public schools—including traditional, district-run schools and charters—are employing ever-more sophisticated advertising and marketing campaigns in an effort to meet enrollment targets by the time the official state count day rolls around.
The private school's board of directors said that attorney Larry Mackey will conduct an independent investigation of the former coach's relationship with a student and the school's handling of the matter.
The former boys basketball coach at the exclusive private school in Indianapolis was charged Thursday with trying to entice a 15-year-old female student into a sexual relationship, and court documents allege school officials hampered the investigation.
School districts across Indiana are having trouble finding people to fill open teaching positions as the number of teacher licenses issued by the state has dropped by nearly 90 percent in recent years.
A bill passed Wednesday gives the State Board of Education more authority to oversee Indiana's ISTEP program and a new grant program that gives more money to charter schools, while keeping Superintendent Glenda Ritz as chair until the next election.