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Indianapolis Public Schools welcomes students back to the classroom



Indianapolis, Indiana – On Monday, Indianapolis Public Schools students started school.

To help kick off the 2022-2023 school year, IPS superintendent Aleesia Johnson visited elementary and high schools on the southside of the city and Downtown Indianapolis.

Implementing COVID-19 health and safety procedures, and mapping out areas where the pandemic may have widened the learning gap, the district has been preparing for the student’s return from hosting back-to-school events.

The district launched a new initiative to help students transition back to in-person learning. It’s called “Tutoring for all.” The program allows students two hours of additional tutoring each week In English, Math, or Language Arts for free. Parents will need to register their students by next Friday.

“Like any school districts across the country, we saw the impact in our students’ learning outcomes last year. As we got the federal funding to support schools, this was one of those efforts we thought could accelerate that recovery process. We’re very excited to have that available throughout the school district,” Superintendent Johnson said.

Before the pandemic, IPS was eligible for free breakfast and lunch for all IPS students.

According to Superintendent Johnson, that is still in place this year.

Since the end of last school year, IPS COVID protocols have not changed. Masks are optional but encouraged.

The district says it will follow recommendations from the county and state health departments.