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Join the Culturally Responsive and Equitable Education Committee at IPS

Indianapolis Public Schools is committed to equity and justice in education. As a part of our ongoing efforts, we’re excited to announce the formation of a special committee, the Culturally Responsive and Equitable Education Committee, led by Board Commissioners Nicole Carey and Diane Arnold.

Our Mission: The committee aims to review old policies and create a framework that promotes fairness and justice for every student within our education ecosystem. We will work diligently from August to February, meeting ten times to develop strategies and make vital decisions.

Who Can Join? We need eight more official members to join Commissioners Nicole and Diane, and we’re looking for individuals who believe in educational justice. Even if you’re new to leadership roles, your passion and dedication are what we value. We’re looking for:

  1. Teachers/Leaders
  2. Parents/Guardians/Families
  3. Students
  4. Community Stakeholders

Meeting Details: All meetings will be held at 1220 Waterway Blvd: HqO on the 16 Tech campus. Below are the dates:

  • Aug 24, 2023, 7PM- 8PM: Kick-off (virtual)
  • Sep 7, 2023, 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM: Academics and co-curricular activities
  • Sep 21, 2023, 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM: Procurement
  • Oct 5, 2023, 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM: Family partnership
  • Oct 19, 2023, 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM: Governance
  • Nov 2, 2023, 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM: Hiring, retention, instructional practices
  • Nov 09, 2023, 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM: Amplifying student voice
  • Nov 30, 2023, 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM: Discipline and school police
  • Jan 11, 2024, 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM: Community engagement and communication
  • Feb 1, 2024, 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM: Closing meeting – Final Recommendations

Each session will last 2-3 hours and will be open to the public. Your attendance is not just welcomed but essential, as the entire community will co-create the policies and frameworks.

Why Join? Committing to all 10 meetings is a substantial responsibility, but it is vital to ensure diverse and representative voices at each meeting. By being an official member of the committee leadership, you’ll be deeply involved in shaping equity within IPS.

Even if you’re not on the committee, your input is valuable. Attend the larger meetings, share your thoughts and ideas, and help us make positive changes.

If you wish to be part of this empowering movement, please submit an interest form or contact Nicole Carey at

Together, we can make a difference in the education of our children and in our community as a whole. Join us in this exciting venture and let’s make education fair and accessible for everyone!