Daleville Community Schools was the authorizer of two virtual charter schools: Indiana Virtual School (2011) and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy (2017). In February of 2019, DCS began the process to revoke the charters for both schools because clear and egregious violations of the charters had been uncovered. In July of 2019 the Indiana State Board of Accounts testified that IVS and IVPA had substantially misreported their enrollment data. The Indiana Department of Education calculate that IVS and IVPA owe at lease $47.3 million dollars back to the state.
On August 26, 2019, the DCS Board voted to revoke both the IVS and the IVPA charters and initiated closure protocols.
On August 27, 2019, the attorney for IVS-IVPA stated that both charter boards had dissolved. The IVS-IVPA administration disengaged from the closure process, stopped responding to the authorizer, and vacated their offices leaving thousands of students without access to their records.
Daleville Community Schools has created a records storage and distribution system for the 15,000+ IVS-IVPA students. We are actively creating, correcting and assembling transcripts from Invision, Edmentum, and EdOptions. We hope to soon have access to the student records from the Buzz system. We are also evaluating transcripts for possible diploma issuance, signing work permits, and conducting exit interviews.
To request student records, email the following information to email@example.com
- Full name of student
- Date of birth
- Name of school to receive records
- Email address of the school official to access the records
In August of 2018, DCS was asked by the Indiana State Board of Education Committee on Virtual Charter Schools for suggestions for state regulations concerning virtual charter schools. The document below contains our suggestions for regulations based on our experiences in serving as a virtual charter school authorizer since 2011. Most of these were not adopted by the Committee nor addressed in any other rule or regulation.
The following documents are relevant to the charter authorizations and the revocation process.