Thank you for joining us at our community meetings series as we discussed potential high school closings for the 2018-2019 school year. If you were unable to join us, please review our Community Meeting Summary for detailed information on all five meetings.
IPS recently held student panel discussions and staff meetings at each high school in an effort to gather their thoughts and suggestions. Check out the full summary of those meetings here.
No decision will be made on what schools will be recommended for closure until the June 29 board meeting. Once a recommendation has been made IPS will hold meetings at each high school that is being considered for closure in July and August. A final decision on what schools will close for the 2018-19 school year will be made at the September 28 board meeting
See below for more information about the current state of our high schools and why some schools may need to close.
IPS Facilities Utilization Taskforce members, school commissioners and district leaders have traveled across Indianapolis sharing details of the Taskforce's report and gathering valuable feedback.
If you haven’t had an opportunity to participate in the community meetings hosted by the IPS Board of School Commissioners on potential high school closures, you have one last chance!
The fourth community meeting on high school closures on Tuesday evening welcomed another packed house—this time on Indy’s west side at the Hawthorne Community Center.
Response to the community meetings on the IPS Facilities Utilization Taskforce recommendation to close some high schools has been so robust that Indianapolis Public Schools has expanded the schedule.
The second Indianapolis Public Schools Community Meeting convened at the Ivy Tech Culinary Arts Center Monday night to gather feedback on the Facilities Utilization Taskforce recommendations to close some high schools.
Members of the community attended the first of many community meetings to discuss the proposed closings of several IPS high schools.
Indianapolis Public Schools’ Facilities Utilization Taskforce has issued a report recommending a reduction in the number of IPS high schools. Most of the district’s seven high schools are at less than 50 percent capacity, which severely impacts academic opportunities for students and the district’s efforts to utilize resources more efficiently.