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May 19, 2017

 

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On May 25, the Indianapolis Public
Schools Board of School Commissioners will meet for an Action Session at the
John-Morton Finney Education Center. Topics to be addressed at this meeting
include:

 

 

  • High School Academic Model Planning: Commissioners will learn about proposed career academies
    and pathways for IPS high schools. The district wants to implement Choice Career
    Academies at every high school. The proposal will identify planning partners
    and a work-based learning framework.

 

 

 

  • Preschool Admissions: Commissioners will learn the current state of preschool
    admissions in IPS. They’ll also hear recommendations and rationale for filling
    open seats while understanding the number of spots available and the demand for
    those seats.

 

 

 

  • Additional Appropriation: IPS budgets are tighter than ever before. Therefore, IPS may
    need to request an additional appropriation. This additional appropriation
    represents a nearly 1 percent increase from the initial appropriation. This is
    an annual process.

 

 

 

  • Classified RIF (Reduction in Force) Policy: Guidelines are critical
    to the implementation of student-based allocation, as it was intended. Changing
    the policy will give the necessary autonomy to school administrators to choose
    the staff working in their building. The Board will vote on the new guidelines.

 

 

 

  • Presentation of Valedictorians and Salutatorians: From immigrating from another country
    to overcoming extreme obstacles, our 2017 valedictorians and salutatorians have
    graduated at the top of their class. The commissioners will recognize these
    scholars during the Board meeting.