Four former Indianapolis Public Schools taken over by the state will now be under the control of Mayor Greg Ballard.
During a Wednesday morning meeting, the State Board of Education unanimously approved Ballard’s request to give him authority over the four turnaround schools. The state took control of Arlington, Howe and Manual high schools and Donnan Middle School last summer after the schools consistently scored “F” grades on state report cards.
“I thank State Superintendent Ritz and the State Board of Education for their unanimous approval of my petition for oversight of these former IPS turnaround schools,” Ballard said. “We now can move forward with working to improve these schools and collaborating with community stakeholders to offer high-quality education for students.”