May 14, 2018

The General Assembly will return to the Statehouse for a special session to vote on key bills left unfinished after this year’s regular session. HB 1315, the legislation that provides Ball State with the responsibility of appointing a new school board to manage the Muncie Community Schools (“MCS”), is one of those bills.

March 14, 2018

The General Assembly concluded its legislative session without conducting final votes on House Bill 1315.

March 6, 2018

The Indiana State Senate passed an amended version of House Bill 1315 by a vote of 35-14.

March 1, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amended House Bill 1315.

February 1, 2018

House Bill 1315 was passed by the Indiana House of Representatives by a vote of 65-26.

January 24, 2018

House Bill 1315 was amended and passed by the House Ways and Means Committee.

January 17, 2018

House Bill 1315 was presented to the House Ways and Means Committee as part of a discussion regarding solutions for MCS and other Indiana schools. The draft amendment to the bill was presented to the House Ways and Means Committee meeting proposing that Ball State University assume responsibility for MCS.

December 15, 2017

At the Ball State Board of Trustees meeting, Board Chairman Rick Hall urged BSU President Geoffrey S. Mearns to follow up on Chairman Vincent’s request by working collaboratively with others inside and outside the University to explore how Ball State could form a deeper relationship with MCS to help the school system address its challenges.

December 13, 2017

The State of Indiana’s Distressed Unit Appeal Board (DUAB) voted 5-0 to take full control of both finances and academics at Muncie Community Schools. In announcing this decision, DUAB Chairman Micah Vincent stated that Ball State University came to his mind first among local institutions regarding potential partnerships for MCS moving forward.