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Legislators Consider Giving Ball State University Control Of Muncie Community Schools

“I think this is far superior to a state takeover along the lines of an emergency manager. This is a community solution to a community challenge.”

Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns supports an amendment to a House-written bill that would give the university the responsibility for Muncie Community Schools and its multi-million dollar deficit.

“If through community engagement and innovative programming, high quality academic program, and extensive support wrap-around services, we can persuade the parents in Muncie and the Muncie area that their best option for public education is to come back to Muncie public schools, that will help to address the financial challenges that the school presently faces.”

UPDATED: An amendment to a bill being considered by Indiana lawmakers could let Ball State University take control of Muncie Community Schools instead of a state-appointed emergency manager. But, as IPR’s Tony Sandleben reports, details of the idea are still emerging, because it wasn’t shared with

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