IUSA: Helping Urban Students Succeed

We’re passionate about providing urban school children with every opportunity to succeed.

That’s why at the Indiana Urban School Association (IUSA), we advocate for policy and financial support that helps urban-based students to prosper both academically and socially.

IUSA is a 501(c)(4) organization representing Indiana public school districts that educate all students, while removing barriers for children living with different life circumstances.

Legislative Priorities & Updates

IUSA provides input on proposed legislation and ensures our members are well-informed on how various educational bills would impact students in their district.

View our legislative priorities and the latest updates.

Our Member Districts

Our membership is comprised of school districts throughout Indiana.

See IUSA districts.

IUSA Anti-Racism Statement

Positively Impacting Indiana’s Urban Students

IUSA serves the needs of urban students, striving to positively impact their public education and, ultimately, their future opportunities by:
  • Advocating for local and state legislation that recognizes the unique needs of urban students
  • Providing a forum where the needs of the urban community can be considered and addressed
  • Collaborating with other organizations to promote the educational advancement of urban children
  • Providing services and programs specifically designed for urban schools and their students, faculty and administration
  • Supporting programs and activities designed to benefit all Indiana students

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MEMBER SCHOOL DISTRICTS

365,000

STUDENTS

31

PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT REPRESENTED BY IUSA

62

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Member districts have high student populations with one or more of the following:
  • English language learners
  • Racial diversity
  • Special education
  • Poverty
  • Mobility

Our Leadership Team

Dr. David Marcotte
Executive Director
Dr. Jeff Hauswald
President
Monroe County Schools
Dr. Shawn Smith
President-Elect
MSD Lawrence Twp.
Dr. Todd Cummings
Vice President
South Bend Community Schools
Dr. Flora Reichanadter
Secretary
MSD Pike Twp.
Dr. Jeff Butts
Treasurer
MSD Wayne Twp.
Dr. Nikki Woodson
Member
MSD Washington Twp.
Dee Etta Wright
Member
School City of East Chicago
Justin Swanson

Resources

Analysis of Statewide Complexity Funding and Expenditures
Presentation to the Senate Subcommittee on School Funding

Partner Organizations

IUSA is one of several advocates dedicated to providing the highest educational experience in Indiana. Where appropriate, we collaborate with similar mission-minded organizations to ensure that every Indiana student has the best opportunity for success in all aspects of student life: academic, extracurricular and social.

Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS)

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Indiana Association of School Business Officials (IASBO)

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Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP)

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Indiana Department of Education

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Indiana General Assembly

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Indiana School Boards Association (ISBA)

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