Indianapolis Public Schools
proudly announces new opportunities to ensure success in the district’s future!
The work associated with IPS Strategic Plan 2015 is well underway; while many
actions outlined in the plan are aligned with the functional work of our
employees, much of it requires the concerted efforts of our community. IPS is
pleased to invite our stakeholders to join our Efficient Operations project
charter teams. 

Continued collaboration between
IPS and our dedicated community supporters is paramount, as our stakeholders
will play a vital role in meeting established goals by implementing the
strategies outlined in IPS Strategic Plan 2015. In order to ensure our
strategies are implemented with fidelity, we are seeking specific expertise to
help carry out the charge. If you have interest and the time to offer your
talent in areas related to business services, please consider joining us!
 

We are in the process of forming
charter teams in the following six areas:

Charter ID

Major
Deliverables

Ideal
External Expertise and Supports

210-
Budget Process

(a
determination of the most fair and equitable distribution of funds across the
district)

Menu of school flexibilities,
Weighted Student Formula, Districtwide financial curricula and training,
Community engagement plan, Approved budget

·        
Former
legislators and/or Financial Professionals

·        
Community
Stakeholders

220-
Internal Audit and Reporting

(an annual
report and third-party auditing practices to bolster financial and in-kind
support for the district)

Finance Committee, Audit
engagement, Audit report, Financial report

·        
Financial
Professionals

·        
Community
Stakeholders

230-
Technology for Learning

(a
districtwide plan to allow more equitable technology use in schools)

Baseline technology standards,
Calculation of per-pupil allotments, Post-implementation assessment

·        
IT
Professionals

·        
Community
Stakeholders

240-
Facility Utilization

(a
recommendation for strategic facilities use opportunities)

Report on real estate
optimization opportunities that would support instruction and help improve
student achievement

·        
Real
estate Professionals, Demographers, City Planners

·        
Community
Stakeholders

250-
Contracted Services for Non-Core Functions

(a
reduction in warehousing and supply for greater organizational agility)

Transition plan for enhanced
contracted services

·        
Business
Professionals

·        
Community
Stakeholders

260-
Facility Modernization and Efficiency

(a plan to
strategically modernize school facilities and reduce energy consumption)

Baseline facilities report, Educational
specifications process, Energy management plan

·        
Architects

·        
Environmental
Professionals

·        
Community
Stakeholders

 

Each of the six charter teams
will serve as a steering committee and consist of approximately 20 members, as
follows:

Participants per
Charter Team

Qualifications

Community Leaders

(2)

§ History of
productive community partnerships

§ Currently
leading a non-profit or faith-based organization

§ Experienced
in working with IPS families

Local Business Professionals*

(5)

§ History of
working in areas of Financial leadership, Information Technology, Systems
Analysis, Real Estate Development and/or Sales, Architecture, Energy
Management, Demography or City Planning

§ Currently
employed by a company located in the IPS district

Parents/Guardians

(4)

§ History of
participating or volunteering with IPS

§ Parent of
a student currently attending IPS

§ Experienced
in business services

School-Based Staff

(3)

§ History of
exemplary performance and demonstrates professionalism

§ Currently
an IPS employee, employed for at least one full school year

§ Interest
in ensuring efficiency in business services

Central Services

(5)

§ History of
exemplary performance

§ Currently
an IPS employee, employed for at least one full school year

§ Experienced
in business services

Students

(1)

§ History of
involvement with at least one extracurricular activity

§ Currently
a junior or senior on track to graduate and maintains a 95% attendance rating

*Indicates specific expertise
required for a high-functioning project team

If your experience and interest
fulfils these criteria, please join our team as we implement IPS Strategic Plan
2015! You can fill out an interest form online at myips.org/EfficientOpsCharter
or call 317.226.3225 for more information. The deadline to sign up for the
Efficient Operations Charter Teams is January 15, 2016. Stakeholders interested
in joining charter teams for our Teaching and Learning or Family and Community strategic
plan goal areas will have the opportunity to do so after the holidays.
For more information on IPS Strategic Plan 2015, please visit myips.org/strategicplan.