Democratic state senators say a finances bill that enforces more rules on the distressed Gary and Muncie districts will eliminate public participation.
The state-appointed manager of the Gary Community School Corporation told state officials a proposal to close two buildings is only the start of cutting costs.
The multimillion-dollar gap in school funding that Indiana legislative leaders have pledged to fill is larger than first projected.
Lawmakers have approved a pair of school funding bills to address a multi-million dollar funding gap caused by a surprise uptick in public school students.
Legislation that would fix a school funding shortfall unanimously passed out of a key General Assembly committee Wednesday.
Those priorities include Sunday alcohol sales, opioid abuse prevention, and covering a gap in school funding left by an enrollment miscalculation.
Muncie Community Schools will come under full state control in January, after a unanimous state board vote Wednesday.
Indiana schools could see significant cuts if lawmakers fail to appropriate more than $9 million of funding during the next legislative session.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick spoke with parents in Bloomington Thursday night and touched on the challenge of school funding.
The manager of the financially struggling Gary schools says the district will need state loans on a regular basis to maintain operations.