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Gary, Muncie Schools Bill Advances To Full Senate Without End Date On Ball State Plan

    Democratic members of the Senate Appropriations Committee proposed several amendments to House Bill 1315 that would have changed or eliminated new rules for Muncie and Gary schools, now in the hands of state emergency managers. But with nine Republican members to four Democrats, those amendments failed on votes from majority members.

    One proposed change would have limited Ball State University’s involvement with the school district to five years, ending in mid-2023. As Democratic Senator Greg Taylor points out, the plan currently does not have an end date.

    A bill allowing Ball State University to run Muncie Community Schools is headed to the full Senate for consideration. As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, Republicans and Democrats on the Senate committee moving the bill forward wanted different things from this measure, and today’s votes on amend

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