Regionally Speaking, Thursday, August 6, 2020

Aug 6, 2020

This "Regionally Speaking" Reporters' Roundtable program focuses on education with reports from "Times" and "Post-Tribune" reporters on the plans to reopen public schools, parents concerns about these plans and more about the Gary Community Schools referendum initiative that will be on the November general election ballot.
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Today:  On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we focus on education stories put out by local reporters in print and online.  "Times" education reporter Carley Lanich first brings us up to date about some school districts which reported their reopening plans, including School City of Hammond and School Town of Highland. Next, "Post-Tribune" reporter Carole Carlson talks about her stories on the Gary Community Schools referendum  -- a request on the November general election ballot to voters in the city to approve a multi-year tax increase for operating expenses.  The referendum's goal is, among other things, to get the school district out of state takeover status. Finally,  "Post-Tribune" freelance education reporter Hannah Reed tells us about her conversations with several area parents who have their concerns about their children and themselves, when schools reopen for the new year and students start to mingle.