July 28, 2017

Mitch Daniels to greet students as Purdue Polytechnic H.S. Indianapolis opens

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Some 150 students will attend the first day of classes Monday (July 31) at the new Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis.

Classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Purdue President Mitch Daniels, along with Purdue University Polytechnic Institute Dean Gary Bertoline will address students and staff at an assembly beginning at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium. Media are welcome to record or stream the address and speak to Daniels, Bertoline and head of school Scott Bess immediately afterward, around 10:15 a.m.

Members of the Purdue Polytechnic High School staff, including Bess and principal Shatoya Jordan, will be on-site beginning at 5 a.m. for media interested in morning live shot or interview opportunities before classes begin. Media members may tour the facility and shoot video in personal learning communities and labs, as well. Television crews are also welcome to remain on-site and go live at noon.

Purdue Polytechnic High School is located at 525 S. Meridian St. in Indianapolis. Media are asked to park along Meridian Street. Please note that parking is limited with other companies also working out of the Union 525 building.

Media wishing to cover should contact Tim Doty, 765-496-2571 (o), 616-334-4599 (c), doty2@purdue.edu

Writer: Tim Doty, 765-496-2571 (o), 616-334-4599 (c), doty2@purdue.edu

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