Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis Ferebee says he is confident his assessment of the district’s financial outlook is correct. He announced Tuesday that IPS has a more than $8 million surplus, not a $30 million deficit the district previously reported.
The state used to set new expectations for what students should know and learn at each grade level every few years with little fanfare. But in recent months, academic standards have become a topic of fierce statehouse debate in Indiana.
Severe winter weather has forced schools across Indiana to cancel classes numerous times, leaving the question of if that time would need to be made up. Thursday, the Indiana Department of Education released a plan offering schools options to makeup snow days.