The state Board of Education chose Thursday not to takeover an Indianapolis public school but is leaving the option on the table.
After six straight years at the lowest level of performance ratings, John Marshall Community High School in Indianapolis faced the possibility of state takeover. It was the only school in Indiana eligible for state takeover this year, compared to seven last year.
But the Indianapolis Public School district came up with a different plan. IPS will partner with two outside education firms, Voyager Learning and the Vallas group, in an effort to turn around the school’s performance.
Voyager and Vallas will not just be at Marshall. They will also be in the 14 district schools that feed the high school.