Indiana high school operator says it can no longer afford to run school

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Arlington High School, one of Indiana's most troubled schools that was taken over by the state Education Department, could be returned to Indianapolis Public Schools next year if an agreement among many stakeholders is reached this month.

During a dramatic State Board of Education meeting Wednesday, the company hired by the state to operate Arlington told the board that it could no longer run the school without an infusion of more than $2 million in additional funding or by partnering with IPS this coming school year as part of a transfer of ownership to the district for the 2015-16 school year.

The state took over Arlington in 2012 after six straight years of "F" grades. It's now run by Tindley Accelerated Schools, which is also known as Ed Power.

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