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IPS video explains school closures, district future plans

Posted at 9:12 PM, Jul 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 21:12:02-04

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Public Schools released a video Friday on the reason why several of their high schools will close in the fall of 2018.

The community, alumni and students were upset when they heard the announcement that Broad Ripple High School would close and two other schools – Arlington and Northwest – would be turned into middle schools.

Arsenal Technical High School, Crispus Attucks High School, George Washington High School and Shortridge High School will remain open. This plan will save the school system $4 million.

The district’s short videos explained how IPS high school enrollment has decreased and why additional buildings are no longer needed.

In the video, IPS also briefs on its new high school plan to offer more college and career options for students. With the closings, IPS will allow any student within the district to attend any high school of their choice, regardless of where they live starting Fall 2018.

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You can watch the full video below: