(From the Broad Ripple Village Association)
“The Indianapolis Public School (IPS) School Board will host a community forum at the Broad Ripple High School Auditorium on Tuesday, July 18th at 5:30 pm. The community is invited to attend.
IPS previously announced its recommendation to close various area high schools in 2018, including Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities. The School Board is scheduled to make a final vote at their September board meeting and are currently gathering community input.
IPS recently posted this summary video on their website:
Brief Background: An IPS Task Force spent many months analyzing the dilemma of declining enrollment of their high schools. Their current total enrollment is 5,352 students, while the seven area high schools have the capacity of 14,450 students. Broad Ripple Magnet High School currently has @535 students and can hold 2,400 students.
While the Broad Ripple Village Association understands the IPS recommendation to close Broad Ripple Magnet High School, we believe that as the district and its board evaluate options for re-use, it is essential that the facility continues to be used for public educational purposes. The BRVA will be making a statement at the meeting, as we did at the last school board meeting when the closing was announced.”