Community Affairs Committee Meeting to Focus on Turnaround School Performance, Charter Authorizers

For Immediate Release

February 7, 2014

  Media Contact:

SaRita Puckett

317.327.4244

sarita.puckett@indy.gov

 Indianapolis – The Community Affairs Committee of the City-County Council will meet on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Carl Wilde School 79 on the west side to discuss several key education-related issues that significantly impact students and families in Indianapolis.

 The Committee will receive a report on the performance of the four turnaround schools overseen by the City’s Office of Education Innovation under a contract with the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and an update on the authorizer status of Imagine Life Sciences Academy West charter school. Formerly authorized by Ball State University, Imagine West recently gained approval from Trine University to continue operating past its original charter term. There will also be a brief update on the planned community meetings of the Lewis Hubbard Group, a 16-member commission focused on expanding pre-school in Indianapolis and re-purposing vacant school buildings. 

 “The goal of the Council’s Community Affairs Committee is to bring key policy issues to our city’s neighborhoods. I’m excited to partner with IPS to hold this meeting on the west side of Indianapolis,” said Committee Chairman John Barth. 

 Chair Barth invites all citizens to come and share their thoughts on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at Carl Wilde School 79, located at 5002 W. 34th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46224.

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