Despite some very passionate pleas by Northwest High School students and parents, the Indianapolis Public School Board appears to be moving forward with recommendations to close one high school and turn two others into middle schools.

In an effort to better utilize district resources, a task force has recommended closing Broad Ripple High School and turning Arlington and Northwest High Schools into middle schools.

The district has held a number of hearings seeking public input.  At Thursday night’s hearing, parents and students asked the District to consider other options, including selling the district office downtown.

Indy Politics spoke with Board President Mary Ann Sullivan.  She told us while the board is sensitive to the wishes of the community, the District has to what is best overall.  However, she did add selling the District’s main headquarters has not been ruled out.

You can hear Sullivan in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.  It runs about nine minutes.

A final decision will be made next month.