MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball State University officials pointed out to state lawmakers this past week that appointed school boards are not unheard of in Indiana. But a proposed agreement between the university and lawmakers to replace the elected Muncie Community School Board with one appointed mostly by Ball State bucks a long-term trend across the state. Not quite two decades ago, there were in the neighborhood of 60 appointed school boards in Indiana.
MUNCIE, Ind. — The head of the Muncie Teachers Association on Thursday expressed doubts about a proposed state law to give Ball State University the power to appoint the majority of Muncie Community School Board members. "It's a shock, and quite frankly, I don't know what all it means, because there's quite a bit of vagueness in it," Pat Kennedy said of House Bill 1315.
MUNCIE — Ball State University officials are scheduled to speak at the Legislature today on a bill to help financially struggling school districts, including Muncie Community Schools. BSU President Geoffrey S. Mearns and Indianapolis attorney Rick Hall, chair of the university's board of trustees, will testify at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on House Bill 1315. It was authored by Rep. Tim Brown, who led the charge for a state takeover of MCS.
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Selecting a term
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