January 24, 2018
I appreciate the action taken today by the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee regarding legislation that would allow our University to assume responsibility for the Muncie Community Schools (MCS). While I recognize a lot of work lies ahead in helping MCS thrive academically and financially, this legislation is an important step forward in creating a structure that is necessary for MCS and the community to be successful.
It is important to remember that the responsibility to transform MCS is about the children of Muncie — our children. And, the future of Muncie is dependent on the quality of our public schools. We look forward to working in collaboration with MCS teachers, students, families and every member of the community who wants to partner with us on this important, historic opportunity.
I encourage people to visit www.bsu.edu/mcs for additional information.