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The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School
Commissioners will meet May 26 for an Agenda Review Session and May 28 for an
Action Session. Topics to be addressed at these meetings include:

  • Commissioners
    will receive an update on a Career Technology Center partnership with Duke
    Realty, Habitat for Humanity and the DirectEmployers Foundation. The goal of
    this partnership is to increase student opportunities in the career fields of
    commercial and residential construction, giving our graduates a pipeline to
    jobs with a competitive wage.
  • Commissioners will learn more about a proposed
    partnership with Public Impact to implement the Opportunity Culture (OC) model
    in selected schools. This model is geared to increase student achievement and
    offer competitive salaries to highly qualified teachers. Rather than the
    traditional classroom model, students would spend time with a team including a
    teacher-leader, experienced teachers, and classroom assistants. Increased
    technology use is also key to the model. Commissioners will be briefed on the
    proposed research, planning and implementation process for the district.
  • Commissioners will finalize the revised public
    comment process, including the district’s new online registration form to ensure
    everyone has a chance to participate in the board’s public meetings.
  • In a continued commitment to the safety of our
    students and staff, Board commissioners will review and discuss proposed policy
    changes to clarify the district’s policy regarding the use of physical force in
    staff supervision of students and to reaffirm the district’s prohibition of
    corporal punishment.
  • In addition to recognizing the 2015 Innovation
    School Fellows chosen to design and launch innovative educational school models
    to replace chronically underperforming schools in the district, the Board will
    review and vote on two proposed Innovation Network Charter School agreements
    for the 2015-2016 school year with KIPP Indianapolis and Enlace
    Academy.
For
more information on the upcoming meetings, you can access the complete agenda
on BoardDocs.