An amended version of Senate Bill 567 has passed the Indiana Assembly. The version that passed does not necessarily guarantee a government takeover of Muncie Community Schools.
The Muncie Community School Board voted on Thursday to close three elementary schools but keep Northside Middle School open for the 2017-18 school year.
Muncie Community Schools and the Muncie Teachers Association have been in gridlock over contract negotiations for next school year since March.
Gary's school district's debt is higher than Muncie Community Schools', but similarities do exist between the two districts, leading to comparisons from the Indiana Statehouse.
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