Muncie board criticized over school closing plan

MUNCIE, Ind. - The Muncie School Board is taking more heat over its plans to close one of the city's two high schools and end bus service for students because of budget troubles.

Dozens of people wearing red Muncie Southside High School shirts packed Tuesday night's school board meeting. The Star Press reports (http://tspne.ws/HQTgjj ) some people demanded the resignations of board members and top district administrators.

Board members are planning to vote Monday on closing Southside High School, leaving the district with a single high school after years of declining enrollment. Voters last week defeated a proposed property tax increase that officials said was needed to keep school buses running.

Board member Robert Warrner says no resignations are being sought and that the district's administrators are highly respected across the state.

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