Ind. to oversee how Gary schools spends US funds

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GARY, Ind. (AP) — The state’s labeling of the Gary Community School Corp. as “high risk” has been accepted by the district’s school board.

The (Munster) Times reports the Gary School Board voted 4-3 Monday to accept the designation by the Indiana Department of Education. The move allows the state to oversee how the district’s federal funds are spent.

Gary Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt says her staff and the state agency will work collaboratively in guiding the district.

School board member Nellie Moore, who objected to the designation, says the board should have appealed it and showed the state what the district is doing to make improvements.

Gary Teachers Union President Joe Zimmerman said teachers need copy machines, support in discipline, acceptable physical environments and basic supplies to implement curricula. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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