The bill would have a major impact on financially struggling schools. But, some key provisions of the bill are causing concern.
Lawmakers will consider legislation to identify and provide help to schools that are facing financial problems before they reach crisis levels.
A proposal to ensure transition of three schools under state control back to Indianapolis Public Schools was not approved by the state education board Aug. 2.
The state has named a company as the new emergency manager for financially-impaired Muncie Community Schools.
Indiana education officials have proposed adding state-level oversight for the troubled Glenwood Leadership Academy in Evansville.
Low test scores at Glenwood Leadership Academy have put the elementary school on the state's radar for possible intervention or takeover.
If a number of schools in a single district fail, Bennett says the state’s takeover model may be expandable.
The Board of Education says adding fourth-through-sixth graders would in essence extend the state takeover to schools which haven‘t been classified as failing.
Opponents of state takeover of Indiana schools testified before a State Board of Education hearing in Indianapolis on Tuesday.