November 2019 Board Highlights

When the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners convened for its Board Review Session Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Board Action Session Thursday, Nov. 21, topics included a report on Innovation Network School applicants and updates on enrollment analysis, the Facilities Optimization Study and innovation renewal agreements.

IPS Invests More than $30M in Increased Employee Compensation Over the Next Two Years

The Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Board of School Commissioners unanimously approved both the Indianapolis Education Association (IEA) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) two-year bargaining contracts. These contracts include increased compensation for district teachers and service workers, such as custodians, and food service and transportation employees.

Showcase of Schools Attracts Families to Bankers Life Fieldhouse

TABLE TIME — Christine Rembert, principal at Francis W. Parker School 56, and her staff interacted with families during the 6th Annual IPS Showcase of Schools.   Families from throughout central Indiana descended upon Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the 6th Annual IPS Showcase of Schools on Sunday, Nov. 10. Indianapolis Public Schools’ largest educational and enrollment …

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Students Anticipate Scholars in Sleepwear at Meredith Nicholson

On Friday, Nov. 15, students and staff at Meredith Nicholson School 96 will ditch their school uniforms and work attire for their favorite pajamas, but it’s not because of a quirk related to daylight saving time. It’s in celebration of the IPS school’s annual Scholars in Sleepwear day. For one day, students, teachers, staff and …

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Angela Brown Brings Opera to IPS Students

Acclaimed opera singer Angela Brown presented her signature show “Opera… from a Sistah’s Point of View” during a live (and live-streamed) performance at George S. Buck School 94 on Friday, Nov. 8. The renowned soprano is an IPS alum. She graduated from Crispus Attucks High School and is also a member of the Indianapolis Public Schools Hall of …

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