Some of these Indiana school districts never cease to amaze me.
First, Indianapolis Public School Superintendent Eugene White basically flips the state the bird and says he’s going to ignore the law and ban any students who leave the district to go to charter schools or township schools from returning after the official count day for attendance. Never mind the fact that state law says you can’t deny a student who resides in your district the right to enroll, absent a a serious disciplinary issue. You would think a district that is going broke would want to find a better way to spend what little resources it has left.
And while we’re on the subject of schools, after losing the referendum last week, someone must have lifted up a few couches in Franklin Township and found more than $3 million dollars. The school district made the announcement the other day, saying it had worked out a deal with its teachers for concessions and a change in the school funding formula also brought in more dollars. It’s always interesting how people mysteriously “find” money that wasn’t there before, especially after crying poverty and bloody murder if the taxpayers don’t come up with more money.
And schools wonder why most people can’t stand them.