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IPS Supt Dr. Lewis Ferebee

IPS Supt Dr. Lewis Ferebee

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (Interview Starts At 2:06 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). IPS Supt. Dr. Lewis Ferebee and Arlington HS Principal Stan Law appeared on Afternoons with Amos to talk about the transition of the eastside high school back to IPS control.  Both men talked about a community event coming up on Tuesday, June 30th from 6pm to 8pm where the Arlington community can come out, meet the new high school staff and learn about the school.  In other IPS issues, Dr. Ferebee talked with Amos about the districts upcoming new discipline policy. Ferebee says it will be ready to go by the start of school.  While acknowledging that IPS is feeling the effects of the nationwide teacher shortage, Ferebee feels that a story in Chalkbeat Indiana saying the district was short 300 staff and nearly 200 teachers over dramatized the issue. Law talked about how a principal operates and says in the way he works with parents and community face to face contact is best if there is a problem followed by a written (e-Mail) follow-up. Dr. Ferebee also talked about IPS’ efforts to sell some unneeded buildings and the upcoming planning the district is doing to separate high school and middle school students. To return to a system of middle schools in the district.

Troy Riggs Public Safety Dir

Troy Riggs Public Safety Dir At His Introduction, Sept 2012

(Comments On Riggs’ Shocking Announcement And Open Lines Starts At 41:12 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). In a sudden, shocking surprise, Troy Riggs, the Louisville native who came to Indianapolis nearly three years ago to restore trust in the Department of Public Safety after the rocky tenure of Dr. Frank Straub, announced he’s leaving to move to a new position at IUPUI’s Public Policy Institute.  The sudden announcement by Riggs, who leaves at the end of July, coupled with the sudden departure last week of the Deputy Mayor for Education Jason Kloth raises questions about the quality of leadership left in the Ballard Administration. Riggs’ departure was just one of the many topics Afternoons with Amos listeners brought up during the show’s Open Lines.  Subjects including a new IMPD fatal police action shooting where the officer involved was Black and the person killed was white.  An unusual occurrence. The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Wednesday, June 24th Runs 91 Minutes. ©2015 WTLC/Radio One. PODCAST Starts After Brief Video Ad.