Move Ahead To Merge Boards For Gary Charter School

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December 18, 2014 — The Office of Charter Schools at Ball State University is strongly encouraging that the boards of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy and the Drexel Foundation — which holds the charter — should become one board.

The “Times” reports that the office said the charter renewal may be contingent upon the board merger.  The office’s executive director Bob Marra said Drexel Foundation holds the charter and they are the 501C-3 organization.  The foundation-appointed School Board oversees the school’s daily operations and sets policy. Marra said the two boards are confusing and those duties should be combined into one board.

An application for renewal will be considered by the Ball State office on January 15th.


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