Gary schools will not invest in Roosevelt repairs, plans to seek interest for new building ownership | Education

Gary Schools and state officials have forecast that the district’s targeted multiple repair estimates are low. And with years of delayed maintenance and required environmental remediation revealed by an estimated $ 800,000 insurance claim, the troubled district has debated for months about its ability to undertake the Roosevelt remediation.

Future university place still uncertain

The approximately 420 students in the seventh to twelfth grades of Theodore Roosevelt College and the Career Academy have been attending classes at the Gary Area Career Center since then.

There is no information on where these students, who are mentored in the academic field by the nonprofit education service provider EdisonLearning, will be attending school next year.

Gary Community School Corp. officials responsible for student housing will make a student placement decision based on projected enrollment for the 2020-21 school year, according to a district statement.

Gary School officials say they requested forecasts from EdisonLearning, which stores and reports enrollment data for the school, but has received no response.

An existing five-year innovation network agreement that puts EdisonLearning’s responsibility for Roosevelt academics and oversight of facility management through Gary Community School Corp. will last two years after students have finished this school year.

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