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Indiana law allowing school takeover could change

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Changes could be on the way for an Indiana law that allows the state to take over schools that consistently fail.

Right now, there's confusion as to who has the ultimate authority over the buildings and their students.

In 2012, the state turned over five chronically failing schools to private operators. The bold move, by former schools Superintendent Tony Bennett, was so they'd be more accountable and improve performance.

But, all five are still failing.

And a drop in enrollment has led to funding issues.

One operator may even pull out. Four more schools could soon face takeovers.

A state representative says he's in favor of revising the law to address the issues.

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