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Join ISTA at the State Board of Education Meeting on June 5

In response to the proposed changes to Indiana's high school diploma structure, we urge you to attend the upcoming State Board of Education meeting on June 5. This meeting is an opportunity for us to express our concerns directly and advocate for a diploma system that truly serves the best interests of our students and educators.

Meeting Details

  • Date: June 5
  • Location: Conference Room B of the Indiana Government Center South, 302 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 | Parking is available at the Washington Street Garage, located at the corner of Washington Street and West Street. The public entrance to the Government Center South is located at 10 N. Senate Avenue on the east side of the building, across from the Statehouse. Expect airport-style security.
  • Time: 9 a.m. ET | Registration sheets will be available at least 30 minutes before the start of the meeting. Please plan to arrive early as registration closes five minutes before the meeting begins.

Participation Guidelines and Preparation

  • Public Participation Policy: Comments on agenda items are limited to five minutes, and general public comments to three minutes. Submit written comments to the chair during the meeting.
  • How to Prepare for Participation
    • Register Early: Ensure you register as soon as you arrive to secure a speaking spot.
    • Prepare Your Statement: Given the time limits, it’s essential to prepare a concise statement that clearly articulates your concerns and suggestions.
    • Focus on Constructive Feedback: While it's important to express frustrations, also aim to propose clear and constructive changes. ISTA has prepared a memo with general concerns and suggested solutions.

ISTA believes in the power of collective action. Your participation is important in demonstrating our unity and resolve in addressing these proposed changes that significantly impact our students and schools. We also encourage you to invite fellow educators who share our concerns to join us.

For those who cannot attend in person, please send your written comments to the board at or use their official online form for comments.

Together, we can make a difference. Thank you for your dedication to this cause and for continuing to advocate for the respect and support our educators and students deserve.