Indiana State Board of Education

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.