Tougher Indiana School Takeover Rules on Hold

March 26, 2012

New rules that could greatly expand the number of Indiana's public schools subject to state takeover are on hold while state legislators take a longer look at the proposal.

More than 100 schools in 76 districts had feared the new rules could put them at risk of takeover, but The Indianapolis Star reports ( ) that a legislative change would give those schools a fresh start.

The proposal from the state Board of Education called for any school receiving Fs in four consecutive years in state evaluations to face takeover, along with schools that received any combination of Ds and Fs for five straight years.

Currently, only schools rated an F for six consecutive years face state takeovers.

Legislators are expected to establish a study committee to review the rules.

Story source: AP