Lawmakers passed legislation this session to appoint a financial advisor to Gary and Muncie schools to help them stay solvent.
Muncie Community Schools hopes to send a message to lawmakers by taking steps to reduce its multi-million dollar deficit on its own and avoid a state takeover.
Though the State Board of Education wants to maintain this year's funding levels at the takeover schools, it's not clear whether that will be possible.
A judge this week decided the state should have looked at this year’s enrollment, rather than last's, when distributing funding to the schools
Superintendent-elect Glenda Ritz must decide how to deal with struggling schools that the state has taken over.
At one takeover school, only 78 of the 215 enrolled students showed up for class.