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Ritz To Chair Dunbar-Pulaski School Meeting

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August 8, 2014 — The Indiana Department of Education holds a public hearing on Monday evening at 6:30 at Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School in Gary, to discuss possible state intervention at the academically-troubled school.

Parents and citizens are invited to offer their input on the schools to Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and other officials.  The “Post-Tribune” reports the meeting  will include a data breakdown on the school in recent years.  Gary Community Schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt will propose an intervention plan.

Both Dunbar-Pulaski and Lew Wallace schools are entering their sixth year of academic probation for poor test scores. A state accountability law requires the State Board of Education to take action in those cases.  A similar public hearing about Lew Wallace STEM Academy’s been postponed.

Dunbar-Pulaski was initially on a lost of Gary Schools to be closed, but school board members balked at the idea and Dr. Pruitt instead suggested that Lew Wallace be closed as part of the plan to save money.

 

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