We’ve listened, learned, examined data and reported our findings. Now is your chance to directly shape long-range plans for Indianapolis Public Schools! District leaders are preparing to draft the IPS strategic plan, and we invite you to join the excitement! Families, alumni, neighbors, and all community members are invited to participate in our planning process. We will hold a series of community meetings throughout February to explain the strategic plan drafting process and sign up dedicated stakeholders to become an integral part of the work!

The IPS Board of School Commissioners will host meetings focusing on the district’s goal areas: teaching and learning, efficient operations, and family and community. These three goal areas have been identified as our key aims to ensure continued success, and we’re looking forward to collaborating with you to develop the specific goals and strategies that will guide our work over the coming years! At these meetings, specific details of the goals will be discussed, along with next steps for community members interested in making a commitment to our planning process.

The meeting schedule is as follows:
 
 Goal AreaMeeting Date Meeting LocationMembersRSVP
Family and Community Feb. 9
Central Library 
(40 St. Clair St., 46204)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Arnold, Sullivan
Martin
RSVP Here
Family and Community Feb. 12Concord Community Center
(1310 S. Meridian St., 46225)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Arnold, Sullivan
Martin
RSVP Here
Efficient OperationsFeb. 16Central Library
(40 St. Clair St., 46204)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bentley, Odle
Carpenter-Wilson
RSVP Here
Efficient OperationsFeb. 25IMCPL – College Ave. Branch
(4180 N. College Ave., 46205)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bentley, Odle
Carpenter-Wilson
RSVP Here
Teaching and Learning Feb. 18Central Library
(40 St. Clair St., 46204)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cosby, Echols, Hannon 
Legrand
RSVP Here
Teaching and LearningFeb. 19Community Alliance of the Far Eastside
(8902 E. 38th St., 46226)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cosby, Echols, Hannon 
Legrand
RSVP Here 
 
“Community participation is crucial to creating a strategic plan for our district,” said Superintendent Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee. “Our stakeholders know this community well, and we know incorporating their ideas will help IPS flourish.”

RSVP online or call the IPS Service Center at 226-4000 to reserve your seat at one of these important meetings. Childcare will be provided to families who make a reservation, and public transportation vouchers can be made available through our RSVP service as well.

We look forward to your participation as we plan the innovative future of IPS together!