Judge Backs Mayor’s Decision to Revoke Indianapolis School Charter

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Project School in Indianapolis has lost a court battle to remain open after a judge denied an injunction challenging Mayor Greg Ballard's decision to revoke the school’s charter.

Ballard announced July 17 that he planned to close the school due to poor test scores and financial issues, but school officials fought the decision in a formal response three days later and filed for an injunction in federal court to stop the revocation.

On Tuesday, Judge Sarah Evans Barker denied the school’s motion for an injunction, meaning the school at 1145 E. 22nd St. will not open as scheduled on Monday.

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