More Ind. School Takeovers Possible with New Rules

November 17, 2011

State officials are considering new rules that could greatly expand the number of Indiana's public schools subject to state takeover in a move coming a couple months after that was done for the first time.

The proposal before the State Board of Education could put more than 100 schools in 76 districts in jeopardy of takeover because of low student test scores and other factors.

Assistant state schools superintendent Dale Chu tells The Indianapolis Star ( ) that the tougher proposal is aimed at better identifying struggling schools and getting extra support and guidance to them more quickly.

Superintendent Jeff Butts of the Wayne Township district in Indianapolis says the new rules would unfairly force districts to scramble to turn around schools in a matter of months.

Story source: AP