Money is so tight for Gary Community Schools that the union president has sent a note to teachers asking for input if the district can’t meet payroll obligations, writes Carmen McCollum. From The Times of Northwest Indiana:
Gary native Cheryl Pruitt, who became Gary schools superintendent July 1, immediately asked the Indiana State Board of Accounts to conduct an independent review of the district’s financial picture. Auditors have been reviewing the finances for more than a month and are likely to be in Gary another month, Pruitt said Wednesday. The superintendent said the district is not “going broke.” Pruitt said the district has a strong commitment to teachers and students.