Rise & Shine: Rural Indiana district might allow some staff to carry guns

Good morning!

I’m back after a short vacation and jumping into some planning for a few great events we have coming up this fall. The first you might already know about — a story slam this Thursday at Tube Factory artspace.

And in less than a month, we’re co-hosting a panel event planned to help you learn all about Indianapolis Public Schools’ tax referendum. Come with questions! You can find more details on that event here.

With less than two months to go before the election, campaign efforts for the referendum are ramping up, but there was a small bump in the road. Dylan has the latest below.

— Shaina Cavazos, reporter

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REFERENDUM: In the campaign for the Indianapolis Public Schools referendums, Superintendent Lewis Ferebee and a PAC website overstated the potential cost to taxpayers. Chalkbeat

GUNS: In a rural district, board members are considering whether to let certain staff members carry guns as a defense in the event of a school shooting. WFYI

SAFETY: Indiana education officials and lawmakers discussed school safety efforts at a conference on Monday. IPB News, WFYI