July 12, 2017

Forums Set At 4 IPS Schools Recommended For Closure

Arlington Community High School would be restarted as a middle school in the 2018-19 school year if the IPS Board approves the closure plan. - Eric Weddle/WFYI Public Media

Arlington Community High School would be restarted as a middle school in the 2018-19 school year if the IPS Board approves the closure plan.

Eric Weddle/WFYI Public Media

Indianapolis Public Schools announced a series of public forums this summer to discuss the closure of four schools. 

Last month, IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee released a plan to leave only four high schools open near the city center, out of seven county-wide, and to allow students to choose a school for its academic offerings.

The IPS School Board is continuing to seek feedback about the plan before a final vote is held September 18. If approved, the school closures will take effect after the 2017-18 school year.

The forums are set for 5:30 p.m.:

  • July 18 at Broad Ripple High School, School, 1115 Broad Ripple Ave. The school is recommended for closure.
  • July 20 at John Marshall Middle School, 10101 E. 38th St. The school is recommended for closure.
  • August 29 at Arlington High School, 4825 N. Arlington Ave. The school is recommended to be restarted as a middle school.
  • August 31 at Northwest High School, 5525 W. 34th St. The school is recommended to be restarted as a middle school.

The district says the sale of Broad Ripple and two other facilities could generate a one-time revenue of $13 million. The Glick Family Foundation is expected to work with the district and city to find a use for the John Marshall building.

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