The HSE school board also approved a resolution appointing Assistant Superintendent Matt Kegley as interim superintendent.
Perry Township parents oppose bus driver plan that reduces school choice
Parents and their children argued in a public comment session on Monday that it would be better for the district to improve driver-recruitment efforts rather than force hundreds of students to attend a new school next year.Read More
Interest in running for IPS board wanes amid big-budget campaigns, political heat
The paucity of candidates comes right as the district embarks on its Rebuilding Stronger plan, a major overhaul to address declining enrollment and an impending fiscal cliff.Read More
‘Everything is on the table’ as IPS addresses enrollment decline, too many schools
The fiscal pressures raise the question of whether district leaders will consider closing schools—an option used recently to address a shrinking enrollment of secondary grades.Read More
Hamilton Southeastern planning Noblesville debut with $35M elementary school
Hamilton Southeastern Schools received favorable recommendations from the Noblesville Plan Commission to rezone a 40-acre parcel at the northwest corner of East 156th Street and Boden Road, but the property still needs to be annexed into the city.Read More
The expansion backed by Indiana House Republicans could cost more than $500 million over the next two years—nearly one-third of the total proposed school funding increase—by raising the income limit to qualify for state money toward private school tuition.
Washington Township schools settle sexual harassment, abuse lawsuit as North Central gets interim principal
Former Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Eugene White will temporarily lead the district’s only high school, which was also the subject of the lawsuit filed against the district last May.
Current state law permits schools to include a student’s immunization information with their high school transcript, but some say that violates students’ privacy rights.
The proposed operating referendum would provide $50 million annually over an eight-year period to expand student programs and increase teacher pay through the program.
The move comes as Indianapolis Public Schools plan to introduce two ballot measures in May to increase taxes to support more than $800 million in capital and operating expenses. The district has said the additional money is critical to its reorganization plan.
The vote puts Indiana on track to join several other states that have recently adopted financial literacy graduation requirements.
Critics argued the original proposal opened up tuition payments to private schools for even the wealthiest families.
The six planned school closures follow the IPS board’s vote to adopt the Rebuilding Stronger plan last week.
The tax referendum—which would be on the May 2023 ballot—would increase the median homeowner’s bill by $6 per month, IPS officials said.
More than 20 Republican attorneys general filed a lawsuit Tuesday against President Joe Biden’s administration over a school meal program that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Tony Dzwonar had just wrapped up three consecutive terms on the Washington Township school board—serving from 2008 to late 2020—and was looking for a way to spend his extra free time. Then he remembered that the district—like most school corporations—needed bus drivers.
With about 83 percent of Marion County vote centers reporting, 60% of Perry Township voters favored an extension of a property tax increase they first approved in 2015.
A separate proposal seeking to add political party identifications to what are now nonpartisan school board elections throughout the state was effectively abandoned.
School board members from across Indiana voiced opposition Tuesday to a Republican-backed proposal that would add political party identifications to what are now nonpartisan school board elections throughout the state.
Superintendent Flora Reichanadter tweeted that a confluence of driver illness, planned medical leave, and the general shortage of bus drivers led to many routes without drivers.
Districts such as Washington Township have found themselves caught in the middle of a political and public health maelstrom, trying to balance changing health guidance amid the delta surge with the demands of parents and desire for in-person learning.
The relaxed guidelines come amid a national vaccination campaign in which children as young as 12 are eligible to get shots, as well as a general decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths.
Marion County officials hope to ramp up vaccinations among 12- to 18-year-olds before the start of the school year to enable relaxed masking and social distancing restrictions.
The startup has already signed deals with schools and metro bus services in Baltimore, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Fort Wayne and Jacksonville, Florida. The firm also rolled out a system two months ago for rail cars and has it in place in Philadelphia.