Indiana State Board of Education

A proposal to ensure the transition of three schools under state control back to Indianapolis Public Schools did not gain approval from the State Board of Education Wednesday.

Instead, the board opted to leave open their options in 2020 when newly updated contracts expire between the state and Charter Schools USA, the for-profit Florida-based management company running the three schools.

Charter Schools USA could relinquish control of three Indianapolis schools in 2020 if the State Board of Education approves a proposal next week. Updated contracts between the Florida-based company and the state would require a transition of the schools back to control of Indianapolis Public Schools in three years.

Indiana To Hear New Plan For Students Not On Diploma Path

Jul 11, 2017


Students with significant cognitive disabilities can pursue a credential known as a “certificate of completion,” which is less rigorous than a high school diploma. (Photo Credit: Alexander McCall/WFIU News)

State officials plan to develop new courses of study for special education students on track to receive a certificate instead of a high school diploma. Officials are expected to present a plan to the Indiana State Board of Education Wednesday.

McCormick: ‘Concern’ 2 SBOE Seats Still Vacant

May 18, 2017

As two seats sit vacant on Indiana’s education policy-creating body, the state’s highest-ranking education official is concerned.

As Gary Community Schools prepares for a state-hired emergency manager to take control, the seat on the state education board that represents the district remains vacant.

The same goes for East Chicago Schools as it faces a lead contamination crisis in the community.

State declines Glenwood takeover

Mar 14, 2014

The State of Indiana will not take control of a troubled Evansville school. 

The Indiana State Board of Education has recommended that Glenwood Leadership Academy continue to work with a not-for-profit to boost the school’s achievement.

The Courier and Press reports the state board stopped short of completely taking over the school, allowing it to keep working with Mass Insight Education.

The board unanimously approved the recommendation with Evansville board member B.J. Watts abstaining since he teaches in the EVSC.