INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD COMMISSIONER SEEKS RE-ELECTION

Plans for change, equal access and increase pay serve as campaign priorities
INDIANAPOLIS – District 2 Commissioner Venita J. Moore announced today plans to seek re-election as a member of the Indianapolis Public School board. announces run for reelection as IPS Commissioner for District 2. During her first term, Moore quickly developed a reputation for prioritizing the needs of children attending schools within the district and an unprecedented commitment to equity and access.

When announcing her plans Moore  stated, “In these unprecedented times, IPS students and their families are experiencing with a plethora of challenges. Some families are facing challenges brought about our current global pandemic, some are being hindered by the rising incidents of racial injustice, and many are managing obstacles that exist within their own homes.”  “It is not only our job to educate, but to lead our children with compassion, love, and create solutions that will meet their needs.”  “Our children need us more than ever and I want to be that one loving adult to a child who doesn’t have one, and the additional ounce of support for those who do,“ she added.

 

When reviewing the efforts of the board during her first term as commissioner and the districts efforts to ensure equal access for all students, the following achievements were noted:

 

  1. Secured one-on-one computer devices for all students: Chromebooks, iPads, or mobile internet devices;

  2. Engaged in partnership with Channel 8 for educational instruction;

  3. Secured pay raises for Teachers and Bus Drivers; and

  4. Distributed healthy meals to IPS - District 2 delivered 11,930 boxes of Gleaners meals, and more than 120,000 meals have been served by IPS Food Service since the program began in March.

 

In her next term Moore plans to continue her work to address equity issues by implementing strategies that will:

  1. Address how disproportionate suspension and expulsion rates are being addressed within the school district, thereby providing a report and action plan to the community that will outline how to assist in the elimination of the school to prison pipeline;

  2. Ensure that all IPS Police Officers receive racial equity training and that the school district has policies in place that prohibit the employment of any officer working security for the district who has a verified record of excessive force use or discrimination complaints;

  3. Launch a school district curriculum review to include training on citizens’ civil rights. Colin Kaepernick’s group has a “Know Your Rights” camp in many cities that is aimed at teaching children how to advocate for themselves confidently and positively;

  4. Attract and retain quality, talented, diverse teachers and staff; and

  5. Ensure rigorous and challenging educational programs for all students.

 

The community is invited to join Venita Moore in her efforts to build a district which offers a learning environment that will elevate the quality of education and increase opportunities for success for all students.  Additional information can be found on Facebook @IPSNEEDSMOORE and Twitter: @Moore4change.