Indianapolis Public Schools is committed to offering students and families the best service possible; that means we’re constantly looking for ways to improve the educational experience for all. Our Student Services Division has been hard at work on a district Code of Conduct, and you’re invited to learn more about this process and help us with the final steps!

“It’s important for us to have a consistent disciplinary process to ensure all of our students know the expectations, regardless of which IPS school they’re attending,” said District Positive Discipline Coordinator Dr. Cynthia Jackson. “As we shift our focus to restorative justice rather than punishment, now is the time to update our communications with IPS families so everyone is on the same page.”

A committee comprising a variety of community viewpoints participated in the drafting process of our new Code of Conduct. Before the Code is finalized, they’re looking for your thoughts on school discipline.

All community stakeholders – parents, teachers and friends of IPS – are invited to attend our Community Information Sessions. Members of Dr. Jackson’s team will share more on why the new Code was developed, how the items within the Code were determined and what this means for discipline in our schools. After reviewing the content areas and examples from the Code of Conduct, you will be invited to join the discussion and share any ideas or questions you have about school discipline at IPS.

There will be five Community Information Sessions throughout April:

April 235:00-6:00 p.m.Harshman Magnet Middle School1501 E. 10th St., 46201
April 275:30-6:30 p.m.Charles W. Fairbanks School 1058620 Montery Rd, 46226
April 285:00-6:00 p.m.Daniel Webster School 461450 S. Reisner St., 46221
April 295:30-6:30 p.m.Carl Wilde School 795002 W. 34th St., 46224
April 305:30-6:30 p.m.Francis W. Parker School 562353 N. Columbia Ave., 46205


Spanish-speaking interpreters will be available at each meeting. If you have any questions about the meetings, contact Dr. Cynthia Jackson at We hope to see you there!