As a hyper-local teachers union focused on the unique needs of the largest Indianapolis school district, Indianapolis Teachers Society is holding up the bullhorn to project the Teacher Voice!
Indianapolis Teachers Society has the experience, grit, and tenacity to represent and bargain for the 1,800+ teachers in the district.
Our mission is to empower and educate all educators to think critically, creatively, and responsibly, to embrace diversity, and to pursue their professional potential.
We believe the Indianapolis Teachers Society will attract and maintain a family of excellent educators who believe the Indianapolis Public Schools student has the opportunity to succeed and the power to create their own future.
We are truly grassroots. So far, ITS has been fully funded by the executive board out of pocket. Now we are reaching out to our community of public servants and stakeholders for support. The money will go directly towards the cost of legal representation, increasing membership, website domain and maintenance. We are willing to be transparent in our spending practices and budgeting. In the same way, a member of leadership published her finalization sheet to advocate for teacher review reform, we will save the receipts and show them.
When we fully fund our expenses for the 2019-20 school year, Indianapolis Teachers Society will set-up a scholarship fund.
We believe in #sosIPS Saving Our Selves:We are committed to earning your trust. We are asking for your feedback. ITS is launching a "Listening Tour". Members of leadership will come to you & answer your questions. You can see them listed on our Facebook page along with our community events.
ITSmyIPS because we care about the mid-career teacher, celebrate the non-traditional teacher, partner closely with social workers, and work tirelessly for equity across the entire portfolio of schools.
IPS and the Innovation Network is home to over 30,000 students. Nearly 21,000 students qualify for free/reduced lunch. IPS serves a diverse student populations, which is about 44 percent African American, 29 percent Hispanic, and 21 percent white.