Stay updated on the Indianapolis Public Schools board with Chalkbeat texts

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The Indianapolis Public Schools board typically meets at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month. Sign up for Chalkbeat Indiana’s texting service to stay up to date on the most important board news. (Amelia Pak-Harvey/Chalkbeat)

Want to stay up to date on the latest news from the Indianapolis Public Schools board while also having a way to text your school board questions to Chalkbeat’s journalists? Sign up for Chalkbeat Indiana’s texting service.

Each month, Amelia Pak-Harvey, who writes about IPS for us, sifts through agendas and documents, attends board meetings, and interviews IPS leaders, attendees, and others before and after the meetings. She reports the decisions made by the school board, and tells the stories of the people who will be affected by those decisions. 

And with our texting service, you’ll stay in the loop on the latest IPS school board news,  regardless of whether you’re able to attend board meetings.

Here’s how it works:

Sign up by texting SCHOOL to 317-458-9205 or enter your phone number into the box below. 

Once you sign up, you’ll get a reminder text before each meeting, as well as a text after the meeting to tell you the news, and a text on occasion when there is additional IPS school board news. 

Plus, the texts are a direct line to Amelia, so if you have questions you don’t see the answers to, you can text back and ask her. 

This is one more way our team works to inform the community, spark conversation, and inspire you to take action. Our team wants to hold district officials accountable for doing right by their students while also sharing what’s important to students, parents, and teachers.

The IPS school board typically meets at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month at the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services, 120 E. Walnut St. The meetings are also livestreamed here.

MJ Slaby is the bureau chief for Chalkbeat Indiana. Contact MJ at

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