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Schools in Financial Trouble Could Get New Early Warning System

The Indiana Statehouse. (Peter Balonon-Rosen/IPB News)

Lawmakers will consider legislation this session, that would create a type of early warning system to to help identify schools facing significant financial problems. The state took over Gary and Muncie Community Schools last year after their finances reached crisis levels. Now, Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) has filed legislation to prevent more major state takeovers […]

Eight Of Ten School Referenda Pass Tuesday

Ten school-related measures will appear on local ballots Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Jessica Whittle Photography/Flickr)

Eight of ten school referenda passed Tuesday – an effort for districts to ask voters through a ballot referenda process to raise property taxes to help fund their schools. Basically, the ballot question asks voters to pay more in property taxes so the schools have more funding. Primaries are much quieter than November elections, and this can bode well for […]

As Legislature Finalizes Muncie Finance Bill, Here’s How We Got Here

The Muncie Community Schools school board held an emergency meeting last week to discuss ways to reduce the district's debt. This comes after the legislature include Muncie in a bill that would assign a state appointed financial advisor to the district, to help reduce the $19 million debt it currently carries. (photo credit: Lauren Chapman/Indiana Public Broadcasting)

The Muncie Community Schools school board held an emergency meeting last week to discuss ways to reduce the district’s debt. This comes after the legislature include Muncie in a bill that would assign a state appointed financial advisor to the district, to help reduce the $19 million debt it currently carries.

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