Harding Parents Learn Where Their Student Will Go Next Year

By Scott Sarvay

December 7, 2010 Updated Dec 7, 2010 at 5:35 PM EST

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - East Allen County Schools is holding an informational meeting Tuesday night at 6:30 at Harding High School where EACS leaders will explain their redesign plan.

It's a tough decision, but EACS leaders say it's necessary.

Last Tuesday - the EACS board explained that Harding was one step away from state takeover because of years of low AYP scores.

So EACS leaders decided to move forward with their redesign plan and close Harding high school.

It will re-open later as a college and career academy.

At first all Harding students were supposed to be transferred to New Haven High School and a New Haven 9th Grade Academy.

But because of backlash that plan was scrapped and parents can pick any of the district's other 4 high schools.

The four schools parents can choose from are Leo, Heritage, Woodland or New Haven High School.

Parents must turn in their top two choices early January.

We're told transportation will be provided all across the district.

If a Harding parent picks Leo for example, that would be about a 16 mile bus ride, each way.




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