After hearing from several fellow parents and neighbors at the IPS meetings discussing high school closures, it’s clear this topic is a difficult and emotional one. That’s why the Stand Indiana team is going to keep the conversation going even after the IPS meetings wrapped up last week.
With the IPS board set to make decisions in June, we want to continue hearing from you. That’s why we’ve set up a few options for you to give us your thoughts, concerns and ideas. Starting today, you can go to our Facebook group to discuss the IPS high school closures. If social media is not your thing, you can also email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We plan on gathering your input and sharing it with IPS leaders.
To get the conversation started, we’ve given you three questions below. You can answer them or simply give us your thoughts overall:
- What are your feelings about IPS exploring the closures of three high schools, which would save money and address the issue of underutilized buildings?
- What are your biggest worries when thinking about how students would transition to new schools if their current school is closed?
- What are the things IPS should be investing in to help improve our remaining high schools?
This issue is too important to remain quiet. As Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
IPS is making strides. But with too many of our children in struggling schools, we have to push for improvements and ensure every single child is getting an excellent education. Please use your voice and help us elevate the important issues that need to be addressed as the community wrestles with the topic of school closures.