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Bill Removing Ritz Moves Forward

Apr 15, 2015
Rachel Morello / State Impact Indiana

After passing through the Senate, the House Tuesday approve a bill that would remove state superintendent Glenda Ritz as chair of the State Board of Education.

In addition to removing the state superintendent as the board’s chair, Senate Bill 1 would add two more board members and change how members are appointed. 

One school in Indiana this year is eligible for state takeover. That’s down from seven last year.  The state Board of Education Thursday chose not to exercise its takeover option, but is leaving that on the table.