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Survey on the Future of Gary Community School Corporation

As Gary schools has now reached a point of financial stability, the state takeover enters a new phase where we seek to leave a firm foundation in place.  Our goal is to complete this phase by June 2024, depending on actions taken by the state legislature.  As a part of developing a transition plan and establishing expectations for the district manager MGT, the Distressed Unit Appeal Board (DUAB) seeks to understand the priorities of the community.

Please take a few minutes to complete the short survey linked below.  All responses are anonymous.  Results will be used by DUAB to help develop the next manager contract.


Next DUAB Public Meeting

Public Notice

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time
West Side Leadership Academy, Auditorium
900 Gerry St, Gary, IN 46406

The meeting is being conducted pursuant to the Open Door Law (IC 5-14-1.5).


In 2012, the General Assembly passed House Enrolled Act 1192 amending the responsibilities of the Distressed Unit Appeal Board (DUAB). The DUAB will now receive petitions from both distressed political subdivisions and school corporations in need of relief.

DUAB Members:

  • Justin McAdam, Chairman (OMB)
  • Wesley Bennett (DLGF)
  • Paul Joyce (SBOA)
  • Tracy Brown (DOE)
  • Rebecca Kubacki (Governor’s Appointee)

Advisory (Non-voting) Members:

  • Senator Liz Brown, Senate President Pro Tempore Appointee
  • Representative Jeff Thompson, Speaker of the House of Representatives Appointee
  • Representative Vernon Smith, House Minority Leader Appointee

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