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IPS officials to hold public comment session Tuesday night on school closure recommendations

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- If you want weigh in on the potential closures of some high schools around Indianapolis, tonight you’ll have your chance.

IPS officials will be hosting a public comment session at 5:30 p.m. at Broad Ripple High School. The public comment period will last 90 minutes.

The current recommendations include closing Broad Ripple High School, Arlington High School and Northwest High School.

School officials say these decisions were made because of low enrollment and financial constraints. The closures are expected to save the district $4 million a year.

The IPS board isn't expected to take action on the recommendations until September.

Other public comment sessions include:

  • John Marshall Middle School, Thursday July 20 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Arlington Community High School, Tuesday August 29 at 6 p.m.
  • Northwest Community High School, Thursday August 31 at 6 p.m.