Township schools in Marion County: Tell us what you want to read about them

Coats, bags, and other things in student lockers.
Students in Beech Grove, Perry Township, and Wayne Township start school on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. This year, Chalkbeat Indiana is partnering with WFYI to expand coverage of township districts. (Aleksandra Appleton / Chalkbeat)

Roughly 100, 000 students attend township school districts across Marion County, and we want to tell their stories.

What challenges do they face? What successes are they celebrating? How are schools providing for them?

This year, Chalkbeat Indiana and WFYI are partnering to expand coverage of the township school districts in Marion County. 

As small newsrooms, it can be challenging to cover all of the school districts and charter schools in Marion County. But we know there are important stories going uncovered, and we know you want to read those stories — you’ve told us.

So Chalkbeat Indiana and WFYI will be co-publishing coverage of Marion County township school districts, as a way to increase the number and quality of stories we can tell about the students and educators in those districts. We plan to start by focusing on these townships: Lawrence, Perry, Pike, Warren, Washington, and Wayne. 

That means we want to know your thoughts on our plans and your story ideas. Let us know what you think in the form below. And if you can’t see the form, click here.

MJ Slaby oversees Chalkbeat Indiana’s coverage as bureau chief and covers higher education. Contact MJ at

Eric Weddle is editor of the WFYI education desk. Contact Eric at or text at 317-426-7386.

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