State Board of Education meeting ends abruptly over power struggle
by Kyle Stokes
November 13, 2013
Indiana state schools superintendent Glenda Ritz abruptly ended a meeting of the State Board of Education this afternoon. But board members refused to leave. As StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports, the bizarre scene comes as part of a power struggle between Ritz and the State Board for control of the state’s education agenda.
Before board member Oliver’s motion, the board did vote to approve a conceptual framework for a new A through F rating system for Hoosier schools. The vote did not, however, establish the details of how state officials will tabulate those grades beginning in 2015. The board was under a deadline from state lawmakers, who mandated the board take action on a new A-F system by Friday.