Sept. 21, 2016 

Six IPS schools have been
named 2016-2017 Family Friendly Schools by the Indiana Department of Education
(DOE). The announcement was made by Indiana Superintendent of Public
Instruction Glenda Ritz.


The IPS schools that received
this distinction are:


  • Center for Inquiry School 2
  • Center for Inquiry School 27
  • Center for Inquiry School 84
  • Cold Spring School
  • Daniel Webster School 46
  • Washington Irving School 14



A total of 44 statewide
schools were named Family Friendly Schools this year. According to the DOE, the
schools were selected based on their commitment to addressing the needs of
Hoosier students while fostering the active involvement of families and the
community in their school.


“When families are engaged,
students succeed,” said Ritz. “As an educator for more than 30 years, I
have seen firsthand the impact that families can have on a child’s
education. That is why I am honored to recognize 44 exemplary schools … for
their dedication to their students, families and communities in providing a
welcoming and supportive environment for a high-quality education.”


This is the second year of the
Family Friendly Schools program and designation. During the first year of
the program, 16 schools received the designation — including IPS’ Center for Inquiry
School 27 and Center for Inquiry School 84.


For more information about the
program, visit www.doe.in.gov/familyfriendly.