In the event that a school receives an “F” in the fifth year after initial placement in the lowest category (year 6 of F), the SBOE may designate the school a turnaround academy under SBOE intervention.
SBOE Final Determination Options under IC 20-31-9-4(b) include:
- Merge the school with a nearby school that is in a higher category.
- Assign a special management team to operate all or part of the school.
- Approve the school’s plan to create a transformation zone.
- Approve the school’s plan to create an innovation network school.
- The Department of Education’s recommendations for improvement.
- Other options for school improvement expressed at this public hearing.
- Closing the school.
Special Management Team – Turnaround School Operators
Turnaround School Operators (TSO) were assigned to five Indiana schools as a State Board of Education (SBOE) Intervention in 2011. A request for proposal (RFP) process was conducted to determine which TSOs would be placed in schools. Original recommendations from SBOE can be found here: http://www.in.gov/sboe/files/2011_aug-special-minutes-approved.pdf. Updates to TSO interventions can be found on the SBOE website: http://www.in.gov/sboe/2427.htm. SBOE removed EdPower as a TSO and returned Arlington Community School to Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) at the March 2015 board meeting.
- What is a Turnaround School Operator (TSO)?
- TSO v. Lead Partner
- Request for Proposals
- History - CSUSA
- Results & Profiles of Relevant Schools - CSUSA
- Signed Contract - CSUSA
- History - EdisonLearning
- Results & Profiles of Relevant Schools - EdisonLearning
- Signed Contract - EdisonLearning
- History - EdPower
- Results & Profiles of Relevant Schools - EdPower
- Signed Contract - EdPower
Other Options – Lead Partners
Lead partners have been assigned to six Indiana schools, since 2011, as a State Board of Education (SBOE) Intervention. Original recommendations from SBOE for the first schools in 2011 can be found here: http://www.in.gov/sboe/files/2011_aug-special-minutes-approved.pdf. Updates over the years can be found in SBOE meeting minutes: http://www.in.gov/sboe/2427.htm. SBOE removed Broad Ripple Magnet High School from intervention at the May 2016 board meeting.
|School||District||City||Intervention Start||Intervention End|
|Emma Donnan Middle School||IPS/CSUSA||Indianapolis||August of 2011||continued May of 2016|
|TC Howe High School||IPS/CSUSA||Indianapolis||August of 2011||continued May of 2016|
|Emmerich Manual High School||IPS/CSUSA||Indianapolis||August of 2011||continued May of 2016|
|Arlington Community High School||IPS/ED Power||Indianapolis||August of 2011||returned to IPS March of 2015; continued May of 2016|
|George Washington Community High School||IPS||Indianapolis||August of 2011||continued May of 2016|
|Broad Ripple Magnet Middle School||IPS||Indianapolis||August of 2011||exited May of 2016|
|Theodore Roosevelt High School||GCSC/Edison||Gary||August of 2011||continued May of 2016|
|John Marshall Community High School||IPS||Indianapolis||August of 2012||ongoing|
|Glenwood Leadership Academy||EVSC||Evansville||February of 2014||ongoing|
|Lincoln School||EVSC||Evansville||November of 2014||ongoing|
|Dunbar Pulaski Middle School||GCSC||Gary||November of 2014||closed May of 2015|
|Caze Elementary||EVSC||Evansville||on hold March 2016||on hold|
|Washington Middle School||EVSC||Evansville||on hold March 2016||on hold|