Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Parent Power Meeting on IPS High School Takeover

Dear Friends of IPS,

Many of you have found a great school in IPS, but five high school's are slated for state takeover this year (mine is next year) and our district leaders have done little to work with parents and students to solve school problems. It has never held a community meeting on the issue. In the fall, Parent Power asked the Board to hold a truly open community forum, but the President thought there was little reason to meet with her constituents.

In the year since takeover threat was announced, Dr. White has balanced the calendar, closed schools, announced a new HS for one constituency, and shifted administrators from one failing school to the next, and now he is holding two budget cut meetings--with little or no notice to parents.

I plan to join Parent Power at the first Budget meeting Wed., Feb 9, 6 pm at Arlington HS, 4825 N. Arlington Ave., to make this meeting a truly open forum. Please join us and ask the Board to address issues you care about. If you can, join Parent Power Wednesday morning at 10am for a strategy session, at Central Library third floor meeting room (ask for the Parent Power room).



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