For years only Ball State University and the Mayor of Indianapolis could create and open charter schools in Indianapolis. But two years ago, the Indiana General Assembly passed a law that created a statewide board that could also accept applications for charter and approve applications for charter schools to open anywhere in Indiana. In their first appearance on Afternoons with Amos, representatives of the Indiana Charter School Board (ICSB) came to the community to explain what they do. Currently, the ICSB has three has authorized three charter schools that are up and running. One is in Ft. Wayne, another in Anderson and a third in Indianapolis – Carpe Diem Charter School on North Meridian Street. Five more charter schools are scheduled to open in Indianapolis in the next three years. Five more charters will open around the state in the next two years. ICSB Executive Director Claire Fiddian-Green talked with Amos and listeners about the Board’s goals, how they will make the schools accountable to the public, students, parents and the community and what the Board will do if the schools they charter don’t live up to expectations. Joining Fiddian-Green was Bill Shrewsberry, a member of the ICSB Board. Shrewsberry is a charter school pioneer having been on the Indianapolis Charter School Board created by former Mayor Bart Peterson who first chartered schools in Indiana in 2005. For More Info Click Here: Indiana Charter School Board Website Click the Link To Hear the Interview with Indiana Charter School Board. Runs 44 Minutes. ©2013 WTLC/Radio One.