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Appointees named to panel that will review A-F system

– Twelve Hoosiers, including several local educators, have been tapped so far to serve on a panel tasked with recommending a new format for A-F accountability grades for Indiana schools.

The Indiana House, Senate, governor and superintendent of public instruction came together to create the Accountability System Review Panel. Each gets to make four appointments to the panel, with Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz the 17th member and co-chairwoman.

The panel has until Nov. 1 to complete its work.

Gov. Mike Pence chose Jim Snapp, Brownsburg Community Schools superintendent; Robert Lugo, Stonybrook Intermediate School principal; Indianapolis teacher Casandra McLeod; and technical adviser Claire Fiddian-Green, special assistant to Pence on education matters.

Senate President Pro Tem David Long appointed Melanie Park, teacher at Riverview Middle School in Huntington; Bluffton High School Principal Steve Baker; Steve Yager, Southwest Allen County Schools superintendent; and technical adviser Derek Redelman of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

House Speaker Brian Bosma chose Shelby County Superintendent Shane Robbins; Indianapolis principal Sheila Seedhouse; Marion County teacher Jessica Dunn Feeser; and technical adviser Scott Bess, a central Indiana businessman.

Ritz hadn’t released appointees by Wednesday evening.