The Indiana State Board of Education has decided the state will provide oversight but not take over EVSC's Glenwood Leadership Academy.
The board voted unanimously Wednesday morning to allow the EVSC to continue working with the non-profit Mass Insight Education to boost achievement.
Glenwood has had six consecutive years of failing school accountability grades.
In December, State Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz and board members held a public hearing at Glenwood. Parents, teachers and staff pleaded with the panel to allow the school to turn grades around on its own.
"We've poured so much time, energy and resources into this neighborhood and we need time to see if that will pay off and it will pay off," says Lori J. Reed, Community Development Director with Community One.
In the end, the board agreed.
"I do believe with all of those supports and extra focus that we're doing, Glenwood will be turned around," says Marsha Jackson with the EVSC.
Glenwood is one of five schools currently in EVSC's Transformation Zone, a program focused on improving achievement.
And, the EVSC is crediting community support for many improvements at the school.
More than 35 home have been built in the neighborhood by Habitat for Humanity, and that's made for more stable living environments for some students.
Officials say those efforts and other neighborhood programs have helped the struggling school improve.
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