INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis Public Schools officials are asking for all public records regarding the 2011 takeover of four of the district’s schools.
This comes after the recent A-F accountability system scandal . Officials say the school district deserves a review of the circumstances “given the recent media reports concerning IDOE's treatment of Christel House and a handful of other combined charter schools.”
District officials believe the results that led to the takeover should be released to the public for review.
Four of the district’s schools were given an “F” rating in 2011, which led to the takeover request. The schools serve both middle school and high school students.
The IPS requests were submitted to the Indiana Department of Education on Tuesday and the State Board of Education on Wednesday.
Governor Mike Pence defended the A-to-F system on Thursday.
"We give our kids letter grades every day," Pence said. "I think we need to give our schools letter grades every year and that kind of accountability, I think, is important. But it's extremely important that the people of Indiana have confidence in that system."
Pence said he is looking forward to a review ordered by legislative leaders that is to be completed by Labor Day.
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