House lawmakers approved a school financials bill that, among other things, would let Ball State University take responsibility for Muncie Community Schools.
A university taking over a local school district is exceedingly rare – it’s only happened once before.
Muncie Community Schools will come under full state control in January, after a unanimous state board vote Wednesday.
A state board will decide whether Indiana should assume control of an eastern school district, a move that's being opposed by the chamber of commerce.
A former custodian at a central Indiana school has been sentenced to six years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old student.
Along with Indianapolis, Muncie and Scott County, Terre Haute is alleging that pharmaceutical companies have contributed to the ongoing opioid epidemic.
Officials say the financially impaired district could have a zero-deficit cash flow by December and a balanced budget next year.
Muncie's former chief is suing the mayor, saying he was pressured to investigate a city employee who was believed to be cooperating with an FBI investigation.
The Muncie woman pleaded guilty in August to seven counts of theft, six counts of identity deception and one count of check fraud.
According to studies, opioid abuse is now the leading cause of death among people younger than 50 in Indiana.