Indy charter school quietly readies bid, site for new charter in Lafayette
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More than five years after New Community School closed amid big debts and dwindling enrollment, an Indianapolis charter school is looking to move into the same converted grocery store on Elmwood Avenue in time for the fall 2023 semester.
An application from Paramount School of Excellence – which has three Indianapolis campuses with an agricultural bent, along with a virtual school – to start a charter school for kindergarten through eighth grade will go to the Indiana Charter School Board for consideration Thursday.
Tommy Reddicks, CEO of Paramount School of Excellence, acknowledged that the process has been quiet – a public hearing coordinated by the Indiana Charter School Board two weeks ago drew no media and no one from the community, he said – but has been in the works for a couple of years.