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INDIANAPOLIS — One of the state’s largest school districts is making its case to take back control of three of its schools that are currently run by the state.

Indianapolis Public Schools has submitted a plan to the state Department of Education for Thomas Carr Howe and Emmerich Manual High Schools, along with Emma Donnan Middle School to return to their full control.

As part of the plan, Donnan Middle School would be run by either Phalen Leadership Academy or Adelante Charter Schools and Manual High School would be operated by Christel House Academies.

Howe High School would close with students who attend that high school given automatic enrollment in other high schools within the district.

The state will vote Wednesday on whether or not to approve the plan. 

Last year, IPS closed Broad Ripple, Northwest, and Arlington High Schools because of underperformance issues as well as low enrollment.

(PHOTO: Provided by IPS)