Indianapolis Public Schools

The new school year is here, see what’s new for you and your students around cell phones, reading, state testing and more.

Changes to the dress code, the district’s priorities for student discipline, grade configurations, and transportation will all start in the 2024-25 school year.

In addition to bolstering literacy, the district says the instructional strategies will promote other IPS goals like advancing racial equity.

The 2024 ILEARN test scores released Wednesday show a very small change in the overall statewide scores for students in grades 3 to 8.

The district’s Stronger Tomorrows program received a $10,000 donation to promote safe sleep and help young parents stay on track to graduate.

Elizabeth Krutz of the La Porte Community School Corporation is slated to take over the school at the end of July.

The resolution calls for ‘greater coherence, clarity, and collaboration’ between all public schools.

More than 30 school board seats are on ballots across 10 districts in Marion County in the election this November

From Indy’s west side to the east, here’s how to find the free meals closest to you. Meals are also available to students across the state this summer.

The 2025 IPS Teachers of the Year are Ashley Hogan of Emma Donnan Elementary and Middle School and Linda Thomson of Shortridge High School.

The charge comes after a lawsuit alleged Julious Johnican allowed and encouraged students to attack their 7-year-old classmate.

The resolution reaffirms the district’s need to collaborate with charter schools. But some parents want the district to hold off, and examine whether such partnerships are working.

The announcement expands a pilot program that grants automatic admission to seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

The changes tweak previous language on homework assignments, dress code, and how to approach discipline.

The new dress code for next year is designed to minimize out-of-class disciplinary actions for students who violate the rules.

After hearing from parents, the board passed a resolution to create a special task force to review each school’s health and culture.

The lawsuit alleges that a teacher at George Washington Carver Montessori School 87 encouraged students to attack a 7-year-old fellow student with a disability.

The plan to transfer ownership of the School 110 building dovetails with the district’s expected renewal of its Innovation Network agreements with KIPP Indy.

The video of one student hitting another is connected to a lawsuit alleging ongoing abuse was ignored by School 87, according to attorneys involved in the suit. IPS says it takes student safety seriously and reacted to the situation swiftly.

Families will be required to opt in to transportation next school year. The changes come as the district continues its Rebuilding Stronger overhaul.