Public schools—including traditional, district-run schools and charters—are employing ever-more sophisticated advertising and marketing campaigns in an effort to meet enrollment targets by the time the official state count day rolls around.
Samuel Odle, a former hospital executive who was elected to the IPS board in 2012, served on ITT’s board of directors since 2006. The for-profit higher education company closed in September in the wake of federal sanctions.
With research increasingly pointing to health and academic benefits for teens who sleep later in the day, some Indianapolis Public Schools board members are calling on the district to explore the possibility of starting high school later in the morning.
The new program will help a population of the district that has increased by 50 percent in the past 10 years. In the 2015-16 school year, the district served more than 4,300 students who were learning English.