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MCS Board Votes to Close Elementary Schools

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana NEWS – To summarize the week, the board meeting on April 11th was supposed to send a clear message to state lawmakers, but the board failed to send a proactive message. If anything, the inability to pull the trigger sent the message that MCS isn’t capable of making tough decisions. […]

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Muncie Teachers Association Wins Next Round

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana – The state’s “Fact-Finder” chose the Last Best Offer (LBO) submitted by the Muncie Teachers Association in a 30-page ruling opening the door for an appeal by Muncie Community Schools (MCS). Within hours, a press release came from MCS informing the public that it will most likely appeal the state’s […]

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Muncie Community Schools: A Deeper Financial Analysis

By: Todd Smekens March 22, 2017 Muncie, Indiana – After my last article had focused on the poor financial condition of Muncie Community Schools, social media and even broadcast news opened up the floodgates of misinformation. Some city council members tried to prey on the misinformation and fears, but it backfired. Also, readers want to […]

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Muncie Community Schools “Has a Checkbook Problem”

By: Todd Smekens March 2, 2017 Muncie, Indiana BLOG – I’ll be honest, I’ve tried to avoid reporting on the negative issues surrounding Muncie Community Schools. My previous article¬†called on the community to work together with Dr. Steven Baule. Quite frankly, the negative energy swirling around this subject is overwhelming. Ultimately, this is about our […]