Rise & Shine: After enrollment drop, Hammond schools re-open to out-of-district students

Well hello!

Our newsy week took me to Daleville, Indiana, tonight in the middle of a downpour for a meeting that lasted just six minutes. (The downpour lasted much longer.)

In those six minutes, Daleville school board members sealed the deal to close Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy. But that decision means that some really important questions about what happened at those schools are going unanswered — including some big questions about money.

Also, Dylan has an important update on the IPS superintendent search. It sounds like we could hear a decision soon.

— Stephanie Wang, bureau chief

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CHARTER SCANDAL: Here are the unanswered questions after the deal to close Indiana Virtual School. Chalkbeat

With little fanfare, Daleville board votes to shutter controversial Indiana Virtual School. Chalkbeat

ALMOST THERE: The IPS board is largely supporting one of the three superintendent finalists, one board member says. Chalkbeat

COURT CASE: A student was killed after ditching school. Does the school share the blame for his death? WIBC

SUMMER CAMP: An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department summer program for students in grades 4-8 is part of the city’s violence prevention efforts. RTV6, WFYI, WISH

SUMMER READING: The local United Way handed out 5,000 free books to Muncie elementary students to try to fend off summer learning loss. Star-Press

TRANSFERS: Facing an enrollment drop and subsequent funding loss, Hammond schools reverse an enrollment policy to accept students from outside district boundaries again. NWI

CRIMINAL CHARGES: Police found out about a child molester because an Indiana teacher caught two students passing notes, according to court documents. Fox59