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Decision delayed on Glenwood's future

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The future of Evansville's Glenwood Leadership Academy was supposed to be on the agenda at Wednesday's State Board of Education meeting in Indianapolis. Now, officials tell us that meeting has been cancelled.

Marsha Jackson, with the EVSC, says the board will mostly be discussed at a meeting in February. 

We're told board members will consider a recommendation from the EVSC to give the district more time to turn things around at Glenwood, which has some of the state's lowest standardized test scores.

The plan is to designate Glenwood as a 'turnaround academy' with state oversight. Officials are expected to specify the number of years for the intervention and the role of the state board.

The EVSC currently has a contract with an outside firm to boost student performance. Schools Superintendent David Smith says he's pleased the State Board of Education recognizes the value of the partnership with mass insight education.

The school system is continuing on its current educational course until a decision is made.

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