updated: 6/11/2012 8:04:22 AM
The Indiana Department of Education will hold a community forum this evening that could signal the start of a possible takeover process for John Marshall Community High School. The department will accept public comment about the future of the school at the event.
John Marshall has been considered failing under state standards for the past five years. If the latest test scores do not take the school off that list, the Department of Education could take steps including taking partial or total control of the school.
The forum is set for Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at John Marshall. Indiana State Superintendent Tony Bennett and Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Eugene White are both expected to attend.
June 7, 2012
On Monday, June 11, 2012, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) officials and State Board of Education (SBOE) members will hold a public hearing to discuss turnaround efforts at John Marshall Community High School. The hearing will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.
The public hearing process gives community members an important forum to provide input on the options for driving school improvement available to the board.
State intervention is required when an Indiana school remains in the lowest category of school performance for six consecutive years. John Marshall Community High School has been in the lowest category of school performance for five consecutive years.
WHO: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett
State Board of Education Members
WHAT: School Turnaround Public Hearing
WHEN: Monday, June 11, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: John Marshall Community High School
10101 East 38th Street Indianapolis, Indiana
Source: Indiana Department of Education