Muncie School Takeover By Ball State Continues

State lawmakers continue discussing a proposal that would hand over management of Muncie Community Schools to Ball State University.

Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns says one of the first steps would be to stem the decline in Muncie’s enrollment.  If approved, Ball State would appoint the school board but the financial and legal structure of the district would not change.   Mearns says the university would have two years to craft a plan.

The proposal is now being considered by the House.