From The Indianapolis Star: The Franklin Township (Ind.) School Board has reversed an earlier decision to close two schools and opted instead to take a chance on another referendum. Acton and Wanamaker elementary schools will remain open. Board members say they hope to build support for a new referendum by keeping the schools open. Voters overwhelmingly rejected a two-question referendum in November 2009.
FEBRUARY 2010...from The Indianapolis Star: Two elementary schools in the Franklin Township (Ind.) district will close and more than 50 teachers will be laid off under a sweeping cost-cutting plan. The district also will impose a pay-to-play athletics system and a transportation fee for all students. The actions will save the district nearly $7 million.