Gary schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt says the district will work with state and federal officials on its finances.
She told responding officers she believed the girl had invited a boy into her room.
Brookman will replace Magistrate Judge William Hussmann, who is retiring on Jan. 31 after serving the court since April 1988.
No injuries were reported. The fire caused an estimated $75,000 in damage.
The average monthly bill would increase by $6 according to the plan, from $29 to $35.
The hashtag #Riley4Taylor was started by a patient, but has caught the attention of the entire city.
Fifty years of progress was the theme of the event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee.
Charges include neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury and criminal confinement.