A House committee heard testimony on a bill Wednesday that would help the state identify schools facing financial problems, but the bill has already been met with criticism. Both Gary and Muncie Schools were taken over by the state last year after their finances reached crisis levels.
It has been a tense few days for employees at the Gary Public Schools Corporation. For several days now ,they were not sure if they were going to get paid because of the financial woes facing the school corporation. State Senator Eddie Melton and Horace Mann Alumni Brendan Khomer, worked to secure a loan to pay employees.
State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary) was on "Regionally Speaking" on Wednesday to talk about the upcoming Indiana Black Legislative Caucus Town Hall meeting on August 19th at I.U. Northwest in Gary. But -- while we had him in the studio --we asked him for his thoughts about the appointment of an emergency manager for the fiscally- and academically-troubled Gary Community School Corp.
The Senator introduced a bill last General Assembly session, which became law, calling for the procedure to select the emergency manager.