Mayor Seeks Control Of Turnaround Schools
Ritz Is Noncommittal
Mayor Greg Ballard is petitioning the State Board of Education to assume oversight of the four former IPS turnaround schools. The State Board may respond at its next meeting February 6th.
If the petition is approved, EdPower, operator of Arlington Community High School, and Charter Schools USA, operator of Emmerich Manual High School, TC Howe Community High School, and Emma Donnan Middle School, would report to Mayor Ballard’s Office of Education Innovation.
The new state superintendent, Glenda Ritz, takes no position on the move. But she says school-based decisions are best made locally.