On July 1, 2018, the responsibility for MCS will shift from an emergency manager with a short-term mandate to an anchor institution in Muncie with a long-term interest in our community and our public schools.
This new partnership is already making an impact. We are grateful to institutions that have made generous financial commitments to MCS.
In addition, we will build on current partnerships such as immersive learning experiences and professional development liaisons, and we will mobilize our faculty, staff, and students in new and innovative ways. Our faculty and staff will deepen our partnership with the MCS faculty and staff.
Beginning July 1, the current emergency managers, Administrator Assistance, will be working through a 60-day transition period as provided in their current contract with the Distressed Unit Appeal Board. Administrator Assistance has indicated that the financial plan, which will be presented to the newly appointed school board for the next school year, anticipates that the salaries and benefits next year for all returning MCS employees will be the same as this current year.
We will deploy a volunteer corps and form a Community Engagement Council and Education Expert Panel. School improvement planning teams will be established, and they will collect data and develop a monitoring system to ensure progress.
This partnership will provide the stability MCS students, parents, faculty and staff, and the Muncie community need and deserve.