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[SBOE] State Board of Ed. to Hold Public Meeting at Roosevelt College and Career Academy
Start Date: 3/2/2016Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 3/2/2016End Time: 4:00 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Board of Education today announced the scheduling of a public meeting at Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy in Gary, Indiana. State law requires the Board to hold a public hearing at a school that has been operated as a turnaround academy for five consecutive years in order to hear from community and school leaders about ideas to help students improve their educational performance.

“Roosevelt College and Career Academy is showing great progress,” said Eddie Melton, State Board of Education Member representing Indiana’s 1st Congressional District. “ This meeting will provide educators, parents, students, EdisonLearning, Gary schools and the community the opportunity to collaborate and discuss strategies for the continued improvement of students attending Roosevelt College and Career Academy.”

According to state law, the Board can select among many options concerning future operation of Roosevelt College and Career Academy. Some of the options include: continue work with EdisonLearning under a new or extended contract to operate the school, assign a new operator for the school, or return the school to Gary Community School Corporation as an innovation network school with a third-party operator.

The public meeting is designed for members of the State Board of Education to listen to voices in the community. The meeting will include presentations from the Department of Education, EdisonLearning and the Gary Community School Corporation, followed by general public comment. No decision will be made at the meeting.

WHAT: Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy Public Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m. (CDT)

WHERE:
Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy
Auditorium, Second Floor
730 W. 25th Ave.
Gary, Indiana
(Enter building at Main Entrance on W. 25th Ave.)

DETAILS: People wishing to speak can sign-up at the meeting. People wishing to comment, who cannot attend the meeting, can send their comments to sboe_comment@sboe.in.gov.

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Contact Information:
Name: Marc Lotter
Phone: (317) 232-9080
Email: mlotter@sboe.in.gov
State Board of Education
Entry Type:
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  • Meetings
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  • Agency Name
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