Rise & Shine: Board of Education approves guidance for graduation pathways

Good morning, friends!

The Indy Chamber unveiled a plan early Wednesday morning that could potentially save Indianapolis Public Schools nearly $500 million over the course of eight years. But there’s a catch: The plan would include school closings, reductions in busing, and cuts to staffing.

Find out what this proposal could mean for the future of the district in Dylan’s latest report.

— Shelby Mullis, reporter

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BUDGET CUTS: The Indy Chamber proposed a plan to save Indianapolis Public Schools nearly $500 million over eight years. The plan includes cuts to teaching staff and transportation. Chalkbeat, IndyStar, WFYI

GRADUATION PATHWAYS: Indiana districts have more guidance from the state about a new graduation pathway policy. Fox59

METAL DETECTORS: Dozens of Indiana school districts have placed requests for free handheld metal detectors, including Muncie Community Schools and Avon Community School Corporation. RTV6

LEGAL ACTION: A former Brownsburg teacher who resigned after refusing to call transgender students by their chosen names says he’s willing to go to court to get his job back. WTHR