INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A national mediator called into help
with the state's ongoing education battle says she sees progress between
the two sides.
Kris Amundson guided the members of the State Board of Education through a
three-hour discussion of their roles. Amundson runs the National
Association of State Boards of Education.
She was called in to help with an ongoing fight between Democratic schools
Superintendent Glenda Ritz and board members who've been appointed by
Ritz stormed out of a board meeting last month after a member pushed a
measure Ritz said would shift power from her. She previously sued board
members alleging violation of Indiana's public access laws.
Ritz chairs the education board, but the other 10 members have been
appointed by either Gov. Mike Pence or former Gov. Mitch Daniels.