If a number of schools in a single district fail, Bennett says the state’s takeover model may be expandable.
Only 28 percent of Hoosier students pursuing a bachelor’s degree finish in four years.
Kokomo schools plan to open a dorm during the coming fall.
Zoeller charges that Kirk used school corporation funds to pay for personal expenses such as restaurant bills, jewelry, household appliances, and groceries.
The information is meant to help schools learn more about how well-prepared students are as they leave high school.
Previously, MCCSC only had enough funding for half-day kindergarten, so parents wanting to enroll their children for the full day had to pay the difference.
Hicks says the drop means less money for local government in places that are primarily financed by property taxes.
Indiana school officials say the state standards are not much better than those enforced with No Child Left Behind.
Monroe County schools say they are considering a "balanced" calendar, which would make school year-round with more frequent breaks.
The bill's author says schools may use the designation as a recruiting tool.