Rise & Shine: Student sues Lebanon over allegedly failing to stop bullying

Good morning,

It seems like just yesterday we learned that former Superintendent Lewis Ferebee would be leaving Indianapolis Public Schools to run the district in Washington, D.C. But in fact, it’s been more than six months.

After months of planning, public meetings, and debate, the search for a replacement appears to be nearing the finish line. Next week, the school board will hold public interviews with the finalists with the aim of filling the position as soon as possible.

Chalkbeat checked in with board members and community leaders ahead of the interviews about what they want to hear from candidates. Read on for the details.

— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter

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THE RACE: Days ahead of public interviews with superintendent candidates, Indianapolis Public Schools board members say they have three strong choices — but they are waiting to release their names. Chalkbeat

ICYMI: Most 4-year-olds are left out of Indiana’s preschool expansion, and in some counties, there are no high-quality options. Chalkbeat

BULLYING: A former student is suing Lebanon schools for allegedly failing to do enough to stop bullying over nude photos. IndyStar, AP

NECESSITIES: Evansville schools is starting a new program where teachers can get supplies throughout the school year. Courier & Press

CAREER TRAINING: A Noblesville company was so eager for new workers that it opened a high school in its facility. RTV6