Ferebee reaches out to Hoosiers at Town Hall meetings

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – As the newly appointed leader of IPS, Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee is already making some changes.

For starters, he’s begun a three-week town-hall-like gathering to hear concerns and suggestions from the community.

Saturday, Dr. Ferebee had his second meeting. He says they’re in hopes of learning in detail what parents, students and community members are worried about, what they’re happy about, and how they’d recommend solving the issues.

He says it’s already working.

“We got some great ideas.  One example of a solution, we were talking about the budget shortfall and someone recommended that if we’re going to have any contract with anyone to provide services to IPS that they should be required to have a student empowered.  Which includes perhaps internships, apprenticeships, or career fairs,” Ferebee told 24-Hour News 8.

Dr. Ferebee says other hot topics were concerns over poor early education, students mobility, and living changes affecting educational opportunities, and under performing schools.

Dr. Ferebee says the district is working to fix all the issues.

The next meeting will be at the Southeast Community Service Center Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.

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