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Statehouse Protesters Object To More Rules For Gary And Muncie Schools

Senators Eddie Melton of Gary and Karen Tallian of Portage met today with a group from Gary that came by bus to the Statehouse to protest House Bill 1315.

They object to a bill provision that would turn Gary Community School Corporation’s school board into an advisory committee and limit how many times members can meet in an official capacity. Melton agrees, saying it’s unnecessary to add more restrictions to a district already in an emergency manager’s hands.

“The state is telling our local elected officials they can’t make decisions and they can’t hold meetings to update our community, taking away our voice and our vote.”

Democratic state senators from northern Indiana say a school finances bill that enforces more rules on the distressed Gary and Muncie districts will eliminate public participation in public school systems. Senators Eddie Melton of Gary and Karen Tallian of Portage met today with a group from Gary

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