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Muncie Schools Put Under Full State Control

As of Jan. 1, Muncie Community Schools will be designated a “distressed political subdivision.”

All five members of the Distressed Unit Appeals Board voted to keep MCS under state control. But, as many said at a meeting in Indianapolis, it wasn’t because MCS officials didn’t make progress on controlling the district’s multi-million dollar debt.

Muncie Community Schools will come under full state control in January, after a unanimous state board vote today. As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, this lets emergency managers make decisions about both the district’s finances and academics for the next several years. As of January 1, M

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