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300 IPS Teachers Required To Reapply For Jobs

Principal positions are open at Arsenal Tech, Crispus Attucks, Shortridge and Washington high schools. Current school leaders have already interviewed for those jobs. They will compete with outside candidates. IPS talent officer Mindy Schlegel says 2018-19 principals will be announced in a few weeks.

Incoming principals will then determine staffing needs for their schools. Teachers will take a survey to signal their interest in available jobs at individual schools.

“We want them to focus on what is the best fit,” Schlegel says.

More than 300 teachers at seven Indianapolis high schools are required to reapply for jobs next year, after the Indianapolis Public Schools Board approved a plan Monday to close three high schools, district officials said Wednesday. The move came as part of a curriculum overhaul and after years of declining enrollment.

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