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.