Rise & Shine: McCormick says school safety money may not be enough

Good morning,

Is the city saturated with schools? It’s a question I’ve been wondering about on and off since I first heard murmurs Indianapolis Public Schools might close some of its high school campuses about three years ago.

And I’m not alone. Amid concerns about whether Indianapolis has enough students to fill seats in all its schools, the Indiana Charter School Board voted yesterday to reject charter applications from two proposed schools.

Read on for the details about those schools and one more that could soon win approval.

— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter

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SATURATED? The Indiana Charter School Board voted down two charter applicants Tuesday after raising concerns that they would not be able to attract enough students to be viable in a city where many schools are already under-enrolled. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL SAFETY: Jennifer McCormick said she is pleased with the new school safety grants funded by lawmakers, but the money may not be enough. NWI, RTV6, FOX59, AP

SPORTS: Parents at Manual High School say it has canceled baseball games and missed practices because the school is not mowing the grass on the field. RTV6