INDIANAPOLIS — Colts defender Yannick Ngakoue is new to the team this season and he has gone to social media to learn as much as he can about his new hometown. Things like looking for restaurant recommendations and what to do with his free time. With one single tweet a couple of weeks ago, Ngakoue […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The start of school is just around the corner, and many schools across Indiana are in need of bus drivers. “Bus driving is not all that hard, I mean it’s a lot of mental stuff and you have to be able to see and hear things that you don’t actually see and hear,” […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Back to school is just around the corner, and it’s the first time in about two years the federal child nutrition waiver is not in place. That means parents could have to pay for school lunches. The previous program was offered as a form of COVID-19 relief, giving all students free lunch and […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Eligible Hoosier veteran families can receive up to $500 per dependent for back-to-school supplies and other school-related expenses and needs. The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) is hosting the Operation Back to School program. The program is part of the Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF), which helps veterans in financial need. “At this time especially, [veterans […]

BLOOMINGTON — It’s back to school time and some college students are preparing for the first day back on campus. On the beautiful lime-stone campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, students are gearing up to return to in-person learning. David Johnson the university’s Vice Provost of Enrollment Management said, “We are super excited to be […]

BROWNSBURG — At least 11 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 188 people are quarantined in Brownsburg Community Schools after the first week of school, according to the superintendent. Superintendent Jim Snapp presented the data at the school board meeting Monday evening and said the district is still focused on keeping students safe. The […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Approximately 61 students in Lew Wallace School 107, on the west side of Indianapolis, are in quarantine after just a few days of resuming classes, according to a school official. After contact tracing, the parents of 61 fourth-graders were informed they would need to quarantine for 14 days due to possible exposure to […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The upcoming school year is approaching for central Indiana students, which means new COVID-19 protocols and guidance. WRTV is gathering information on every school district in central Indiana and its protocols on masks, vaccinations, virtual learning options and more. You can search for your school in the database here

BLOOMINGTON — Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement remains in place after a federal judge upheld the school’s mandate early Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty issued a 101-page ruling denying a request for an injunction against the policy after eight IU students argued the vaccine mandate violates the Fourteenth Amendment, which includes the […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Public Schools will host a drive-thru Back-to-School Festival Monday, July 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The event will be held in the Polar Bear Parking Lot, located on Illinois Street just north of 32nd Street. The entrance to this lot is […]

INDIANAPOLIS — School bells will soon be ringing again as kids head back to the classroom. To make sure students have what they need to be successful in class, one Indianapolis woman is stocking her shelves for families who need a little extra help to pay for basic school supplies. Inside Mercy Road Church Northwest, […]

INDIANAPOLIS — A COVID-19 data expert says the best way to keep the virus out of schools this fall is for children to get vaccinated. Dr. Brian Dixon is the director of public health informatics at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, which helps advise state health officials. “I think what we will see in the […]