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IPS Supt. Dr. Aleesia Johnson to Deliver 2023 State of the District Speech

Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Superintendent Dr. Aleesia Johnson will deliver her annual State of the District speech on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

This year’s theme is “An Invitation: Choose Your IPS.” 

“In recent years, the messages you’ve heard from me have been necessary, real, and tough — about sacrifices we’ve needed to make to create the schools our children deserve, about how we get through a global pandemic and minimize loss and trauma, about the heroes who emerged in a time of crisis,” Dr. Johnson said. “We’ve gotten through it, but it hasn’t been easy. This year is different. This is a celebration. I am here to tell you the state of our district is strong — stronger than it’s been in a long time. And the best part, the part I can’t wait to share with you, is what’s coming. It’s a literal invitation to each of our families to take part in a range of choices that you have made possible, through generosity, patience, and sacrifice.”

Over the last year, IPS has been working hard to deliver on the promises of its Rebuilding Stronger plan to offer students across the district equitable access to excellent offerings. The Rebuilding Stronger plan expands Pre-K to families in Indianapolis, provides funding for facilities upgrades and renovations, and supports more equitable access to high-ability programs and extracurricular opportunities. 

Learn more about Rebuilding Stronger at

WHO: Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Aleesia Johnson

WHAT: 2023 IPS State of the the District Address, “An Invitation: Choose Your IPS” 

WHEN: Wednesday, September 20, at 7 p.m. ET

For the general community, the State of the District will also be livestreamed at 7 p.m. at