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The South Bend Community School Corporation announced Thursday it’s seniors will have an in-person graduation ceremony late this summer.

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The coronavirus crisis has created economic uncertainty and financial strain on many families. Officials from South Bend Schools say they are still pushing for a referendum that would raise millions for the school district through an increase in property taxes.

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Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) will lead his colleagues as Speaker of the House after 2020, but some public education advocates are wary of his ties to a controversial education figure in Indiana. 

The name Tony Bennett brings on a passionate response from public school teachers. He’s a former state superintendent of public instruction, known for his work on education reforms many Hoosier schools are still grappling with today. 

According to the former president of the state’s largest teachers union, Teresa Meredith, he championed many changes that frustrated educators.

The South Bend School Board approved a plan to get a referendum on the ballot in Spring. The referendum could raise money for the school district which has been losing millions from tax caps, decline in student population, and more.

The South Bend Schools new superintendent met with parents, teachers, and community members Wednesday morning for the first “Talks with Todd.”

“Talks with Todd” are an opportunity for anyone to share issues or ideas with South Bend Schools Superintendent Todd Cummings.

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South Bend High School athletic directors and the district’s athletics chief will be out of a job at the end of the school year.