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Gary Schools Supporters Speak Out Against Possible Takeover of Middle School

Most of those who spoke out at Monday night's public hearing on Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School told Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz that the Gary school district can do its own turn-around of the academically-troubled school. 

The Indiana Department of Education called the hearing because the middle school's been on academic probation for five years in a row.   Gary Schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt told Ritz that they are on the right path toward improvement.

"We have a commitment to creating an academically-enriched environment where students would become self-sufficient and critical thinkers," said Pruitt  "We have revised the school's plan in the areas of school procedures, operations, professional development and intervention for students, teachers and the administration."

Ritz says a decision on the school's future isn't expected until after statewide school grade are released in October.

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