The sign outside of Broad Ripple High School. The Indiana Charter School Board will vote today on an application for a K-12 charter school that organizers hope to open at the soon-to-be-closed Broad Ripple High School.

The board meets at 2 p.m. at Indiana Government Center South Conference Center, Room C. The meeting will also be live-streamed here. A foundation for at-risk youth is seeking the charter to open a performing arts-focused school on the city’s Northside.

Indianapolis detective Harry Dunn co-founded the HIM by HER Foundation. The nonprofit’s name stands for Helping Improve Mankind by Healing Every Race.

Dunn says the school would provide physical and mental health counseling.  Proposed Charter School At Broad Ripple High School Draws Support From Lawmaker, Educators If the State Charter School Board approves the foundations’ application, it’s unclear what would happen next.  Indianapolis Public Schools will close Broad Ripple High School this summer but district leaders want to sell the building at a market rate but are prohibited by state law.

During this year’s General Assembly, IPS leaders asked state lawmakers to change a rule that blocks traditional public school corporations from selling empty buildings without first allow charter schools the option to buy or lease them. Lawmakers did not approve the request. IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee said he would speak with lawmakers during the 2019 General Assembly about allowing the sale of the building. Read more from…

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