It’s been a busy year for the new Indianapolis Public Schools! The Governance Team consists of all Board members and Superintendent Ferebee, they have made some great changes over the past year. We have a new brand and a new attitude toward five-star service that has the district heading in an exciting direction.
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Both James A. Garfield School 31 and Thomas D. Gregg School 15 are working with Mighty Lotus to offer yoga and mindful meditation to their students this year.
No matter what project our Indianapolis Public Schools governance team is tackling, their first thoughts are always with our students. That’s why the listening tour was such an important part of their first year with us. Dr. Ferebee and his leadership team wanted to learn first-hand what matters most to our students.
Students at Brookside School 54 are spending their afternoons running around the playground. But this isn’t your typical after-school activity. This is kickball.
At its September 23, 2014 Action Session the Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Indianapolis Education Association. This contract, for the 2014-2015 school year, includes a $1,500 loyalty bonus for returning teachers.
The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of Commissioners is taking the next step in fine-tuning the district’s budget process. At the September 9th Operations Briefing Session, commissioners discussed a proposal to change the fiscal year to begin July 1st rather than January 1st.
William McKinley School 39 kindergarten teacher Lynn Baumann spent her short summer break preparing to teach teachers in Uganda, Africa. Baumann along with three other teachers from Indianapolis traveled to Arua, Uganda, in July and facilitated a “Best Practices in Teaching” workshop for local teachers.
A growing number of Indianapolis Public Schools seniors are taking steps toward a bright future in college, and we couldn’t be more proud of them!
At the August 28 Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners action session the 2015 budget was approved. The budget of just over $382 million will go into effect on January 1, 2015.
For the last several years Meredith Nicholson School 96 has taken a professional development opportunity and expanded it. In the summer of 2008, IUPUI professor Dr. Annela Teemant began actively working with Meredith Nicholson staff. The goal? Develop the school as a district demonstration site for best instructional practices for English Language Learners (ELLs).