Nine13sports Executive Director, Tom Hanley, will be one of several moderators tonight for the Indianapolis Public Schools Twitter Chat.  Starting promptly at 8PM, use the hashtag #YVOP to follow (Your Voice Our Plan).

IPS Press Release:

Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee will host a “Your Voice Our Plan” #YVOP Twitter chat Tuesday, February 11, 8:00 p.m. EST. The chat will bring together Dr. Ferebee, seven community organizations, schools, and personalities that have vested interests in Indianapolis Public Schools.

During the one-hour party, each organization will ask an IPS and/or an education-related question using the hashtag, #YVOP.

This is the first Twitter chat for Dr. Ferebee and Indianapolis Public Schools.

IPS is excited to include a few of their schools, like Harshman Magnet Middle School and Arsenal Technical High School, among the other Indianapolis organizations and personalities participating, like Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, Nine13 Sports, and WFYI.

“Those who follow the IPS account or me on Twitter might glean that I regard social media as a powerful tool for receiving and providing updates, as well as quickly gauging public opinion on a variety of topics. I am excited about this opportunity to further engage current and potential supporters about IPS,” says Superintendent Ferebee.

“This Twitter chat is a great way to have dialogue with our community stakeholders who engage with us digitally. We are excited for what this chat can do for us in terms of social media,” says Kerri Richardson, Web and Social Media Coordinator for Indianapolis Public Schools.

“Indianapolis Public Schools is our largest partner for the Kids Riding Bikes programming. It’s an honor for Nine13sports to be involved in the Your Voice Our Plan Twitter Chat as we work to be an example of what true non-profit/public school partnerships should and can look like.  The changes that the district has made to help students achieve success have been impressive and we look forward to continuing to grow our relationship well into the future,” says Nine13 Sports Executive Director Tom Hanley.

The Twitter chat is one of several components of the Superintendent’s Listening Tour. The stakeholder survey can be accessed online at through this Friday, February 7, 2014. Locations, dates and times for the remaining four (of six) community meetings and work sessions are as follows:

Town Hall Meetings:

Thursday, February 13, 2014
University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Center
1400 E. Hanna Avenue
6:00 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.

Work Session Meetings:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Southeast Community Service Center, Senior Citizen Center
901 Shelby Street
1:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m

Indianapolis Public Schools encourages all stakeholders, including students, families, local businesses and government agencies, to participate in the survey and/or community meetings to provide valuable input that will directly shape the future of the district.