On Friday, Marion County Judge Heather Welch granted an emergency motion requested by Attorney General Todd Rokita to stay her ruling earlier in the week and stop the sale while Rokita appeals the decision.
IPS board approves new teacher contract with average 3% raises
The contract, which Indianapolis Education Association members voted to ratify last month, bumps starting pay in the district from $50,400 to $51,900 in 2023-24, and raises it again in 2024-25.Read More
IPS seeks community help to expand before- and after-school care
The Engage Every Student Indianapolis campaign—launched on Thursday with At Your School, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, and other community partners.Read More
Plans advance for nearly $6M overhaul of Crispus Attucks athletic facilities
The project on the downtown high school school campus entails relocating a pesky Verizon cell tower, reorienting the football field and track and upgrading seating for fans, coaches and the media.Read More
IPS to tap state vouchers to fund pre-K as it weighs whether to charge tuition
The switch to state voucher funding for the district’s prekindergarten program is one of several changes that IPS and other school districts will have to make as federal pandemic relief funds expire.Read More
The school board voted 6-0 Thursday to authorize the sale of the school on the far-east side to a local not-for-profit that works with youth, for $550,000.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita said he will appeal a Marion County judge’s ruling that grants Indianapolis Public Schools an exemption from state law requiring districts to sell closed school buildings to charter schools for $1.
Indianapolis Public Schools may sell two closed school buildings without first offering them to charter schools for $1, a Marion County judge ruled on Monday.
Under the agreement, the estimated salary range for teachers in the the 2024-25 school year would be $53,460 to $94,000.
Thrival began as a one-year program within Indianapolis Public Schools in 2017, but expanded to a four-year high school in 2020.
The major initiative announced Wednesday aims to make higher education more accessible for Indianapolis Public Schools students.
We urge IPS and its governing body to reconsider their position on unused buildings and allow the buildings to be used to educate the community’s children.
Aleesia Johnson, superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, touted options available to students, largely through Rebuilding Stronger, the district’s overhaul plan, as the district aims to attract students and families.
The virtual tutoring can vary from school to school, and can be used to fill vacant positions, offer academic interventions, or provide SAT prep.
The Fairbanks Foundation is providing schools with a cash infusion in an effort to boost Indiana’s college-going rate.
Indianapolis Public Schools plans to use up to $95 million to upgrade athletic facilities, air conditioning units and special education classrooms, and address other facility needs at over two dozen schools.
The complaint centers on the school board’s lawsuit that claims an exemption for IPS from a state law that requires districts to sell or lease closed school buildings to charter schools for $1.
The court filing by IPS is the latest move in a long-running dispute between the district and the charter sector over facilities and resources, as charter enrollment grows and IPS enacts academic and other changes to attract students.
The district’s $269,600 deal with Caissa highlights the increased competition Indianapolis Public Schools is confronting from local charter schools and vouchers.
Recovering from the pandemic’s effects on student performance remains a top priority for schools, as state testing scores indicate that learning has stagnated.
The update from IPS shows that 300 staffers affected by school closures and mergers initiated by Rebuilding Stronger were placed elsewhere in the district.
The district plans to give preference to not-for-profits or government agencies before selling to other buyers.
The new version of the law targets districts with declining enrollment, such as the South Bend Community School Corp. and Indianapolis Public Schools, which had an average building utilization rate of 60% in 2021-22.
Nathan Tuttle, the former CEO and executive director of the Edison School of the Arts, is seeking at least $300,000 in damages from the school.