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Herron High School joins Indianapolis Public Schools

Posted at 11:04 PM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 23:04:22-04

INDIANAPOLIS – One of the nation’s top high schools will join the Indianapolis Public Schools district.

The IPS school board voted to approve Herron High School as one of its innovation schools.

School board members said Herron will give enrollment preferences to families located in neighborhoods near the school. A lottery will be used for remaining spots.

The new partnership will not change the school’s status as an independent nonprofit, district officials said.

Herron’s President and Head of School Janet McNeal released a statement:


However, becoming an innovation school will not change our status as a 501c3 nonprofit organization or as an Indianapolis Mayor’s Charter School. Our board of directors and school leadership will not change. Our autonomy, our mission, our curriculum, and our ownership of our buildings will not change. Our students will remain our students, and our teachers and staff will remain our employees. All of the characteristics that allow us to be successful and unique will remain exactly the same.

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