Hoosier Education Wire


East Chicago school Superintendent Paige McNulty believes she’s making headway in her conversations with legislators across the state regarding the issues surrounding the Carrie Gosch Elementary School building. Carrie Gosch Elementary, 455 E. 148th St., sits on lead-contaminated soil, and was closed a week before school was scheduled to start this year as a result of the lead problems in the West Calumet Housing Complex. Indiana education leader Glenda Ritz visited the new building and toured the old building a couple of weeks ago, where U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials were busy working on their plan of action. “Since my visit to Carrie Gosch a few weeks ago, I have continued to work closely with the local schools and community during this transition,” Ritz said. “My outreach team is providing ongoing support and resources to the community, and we continue to evaluate what flexibility may be available to free up additional resources and federal funding for East Chicago Schools. I look forward to working with the General Assembly during the upcoming legislative session to address any financial concerns.”

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