IAPSS Presidents Letter – June

Posted on June 25, 2019

John Hunter “I’m happier than a tornado in a trailer park!”  For those who follow Disney movies, you may recognize that phrase from Nader in Cars.  I am humbled and honored to serve as president of IAPSS for the 2019-2020 school year.  I look forward to continued collaboration with those of you that I know […]

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From the Executive Director

Posted on June 25, 2019

Dr. J. T. Coopman, Executive Director Following the legislative session, IAPSS quickly moved to the Spring District meetings held in all eight IAPSS districts located throughout the state. IAPSS business was conducted with appointment of district chairs, and committee appointments made, as well as plans for the district superintendents of the year nominations. Very informative […]

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NEWS RELEASE

Posted on June 6, 2019

INDIANA ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS One North Capitol, Suite 1215, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 June 6, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. John T. Coopman, Executive Director 317-639-0336 PRESS RELEASE: IAPSS INSTALLATION LUNCHEON The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents will install its officers for the 2019-2020 membership year on Friday, June 7, 2019.   The […]

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IAPSS Presidents Letter – May

Posted on May 30, 2019

Tom Edington, President “Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.” – Robert Schuller The end of a school year brings closure, graduation, and celebration for students, staff, parents, and the community. Yet, for superintendents, it is also a time […]

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May 2019 IAPSS Newsletter

Posted on May 30, 2019

How Schools Can Spend Time More Wisely: 4 Big Tips from Daniel Pink Best-selling author Daniel Pink breaks down how schools can improve the use of time during a keynote address at Education Week’s 2019 Leaders to Learn From event.    —T.J. Kirkpatrick for Education Week Scheduling for educators is a difficult aspect of the profession. Author Daniel […]

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From the Executive Director

Posted on May 30, 2019

Dr. J.T. Coopman This 2019 General Assembly Session had many twists and turns, but in reality, some good outcomes for Indiana schools. We had anticipated an attack on administrator’s salary, but, fortunately, that did not materialize. However, for the first time in recent memory, IAPSS along with other associations were asked for our input especially […]

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IAPSS This Month

Posted on April 30, 2019

Tom Edington, President “Search yourself, you may be an undiscovered genius.” – Mark Twain A long month, including state testing, remains for our Indiana school districts. Planning for recognitions, awards, and graduation is in full force. And, there is more food in the form of dinners to honor both scholars and employees. We have great, […]

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IAPSS Executive Director’s Newsletter

Posted on March 25, 2019

Dr. J.T. Coopman At the halfway point of the Indiana General Assembly, the Senate Appropriations sub-committee met to hear about the budget proposal forwarded to them from the House. The House version had some errors associated with the complexity grant. When the Legislative Services Agency (LSA) fixed the issues, many schools ended up with a […]

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A Message to IAPSS Members from Dr. Jennifer McCormick

Posted on February 26, 2019

A rigorous education is the essential component to a viable and robust workforce and Indiana’s overall economic prosperity. Without ensuring an unwavering priority is placed upon PK-16 education, we will miss a crucial opportunity to make systemic improvement in our great state. The Indiana Department of Education’s (IDOE) vision is to ensure all Indiana students […]

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IAPSS Executive Director’s Newsletter

Posted on February 26, 2019

Dr. J.T. Coopman We are nearly halfway through this year’s General Assembly session. Major discussion has centered around teacher salary, career and tech ed, school safety, and accountability metrics. Since HEA 1009 was just enacted in January, we have no idea how it will work in local districts and how the money will be divvied […]

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