Indianapolis Public Schools is looking to sell several properties, including the sought-after former high schools A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Arlington, Broad Ripple and Northwest high schools are slated for closure next year.

It’s part of Indianapolis Public Schools’ effort to reorganize its high schools. Dwight Adams/IndyStar Exterior of Broad Ripple High School in 2011.

(Photo: Charlie Nye/Indianapolis News)Buy Photo The future of Broad Ripple High School will remain uncertain for at least the next year. Administrators with Indianapolis Public Schools said Tuesday that the highly-desirable property and another recently-closed school building will house some administrative services and operational functions while the district studies potential reuse opportunities.  The district is seeking to offload several properties including Broad Ripple High School, the former John Marshall High School building (which last served as a middle school) and the district’s central office building downtown.

The district doesn’t plan to start taking proposals for the school properties until next spring or summer but plans to move quickly with the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services, which serves as IPS headquarters. It will open up a request for information period starting next month and accept proposals until October.

The board could be voting on a sale or lease for the building by November.  Superintendent Lewis Ferebee called the timeline aggressive, but said it would be doable. The district has already started looking for relocation possibilities for central office staff. Officials said new construction could also be a possibility.  Op-ed: Chamber’s plan would close IPS deficit, increase teacher pay The counter offer: Indianapolis Public Schools will ask voters for $315 million in slimmed down tax hike plan Rocky road ahead: Indianapolis Public Schools plan to save teachers, raise pay could be in trouble “I don’t want time to be a barrier,” Ferebee said. Read more from…

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