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 23||5:00-6:00 p.m.||Harshman Magnet Middle School||1501 E. 10th St., 46201|
|April 27||5:30-6:30 p.m.||Charles W. Fairbanks School 105||8620 Montery Rd, 46226|
|April 28||5:00-6:00 p.m.||Daniel Webster School 46||1450 S. Reisner St., 46221|
|April 29||5:30-6:30 p.m.||Carl Wilde School 79||5002 W. 34th St., 46224|
|April 30||5:30-6:30 p.m.||Francis W. Parker School 56||2353 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 email@example.com. We hope to see you there!