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Sale of Gary school properties draws concerns

By The 411 News Attorney Clorius Lay, a member of the Fiscal Management Board that monitors the Gary Community School Corporation’s emergency manager, voiced his...

Gov. Holcomb announces new school safety program to help schools

With only a few weeks remaining before students head back to school, Gov. Eric J. Holcomb recently provided parents, educators and communities an update...

From school board to nearly nothing

Crusader Staff Report Despite months of opposition and concerns, state lawmakers on Monday May 14, passed a bill that would reduce the Gary School Board...

Bill to weaken Gary School Board passes Senate

Crusader Staff Report Gary School Board members are on high alert as a bill aimed at weakening the board’s authority has cleared another hurdle in...

Here they come!

By Kalyn Belsha, Special to the Crusader from the Chicago Reporter When Chicago Public Schools announced plans to close their neighborhood elementary school in March...

Pruitt quits but who will replace her?

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader After years of frustration as head of Gary schools, Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt resigned Nov. 28, the latest casualty since the...

A $6M contract but schools have no money

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader While Emergency Manager Peggy Hinckley and her firm enjoy a $6.2 million contract Gary Schools, that are costly to operate,...

Gary schools hit with fire code violations

Crusader staff report As Gary schools begin the new school year under a new emergency manager, Gary Fire Department officials said all 12 school buildings...

Pressure is on for new emergency manager

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader The stage is set. The interviews are over and Dr. Peggy Hinckley is the new emergency manager who on August...

Retired educator takes over Gary schools

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader A Schererville resident with a track record for turning around schools was appointed on July 31 as the new emergency...