FWCS Asking Parents, Students and Staff for Input - April 22, 2014

Record Number: 10757
Displayed from: Apr 22, 2014 , until: May 09, 2014

Fort Wayne Community Schools is asking school-based staff, students in grades 6-12 and parents to participate in a climate survey. The survey opened this week and will close May 9. The results will provide the district with important feedback.

The survey was designed and administered by independent technology and communications firm K12 Insight, and explores critical topics, such as academic preparation, student support and school leadership.

“We are dedicated to improving academic achievement for all our students,” said FWCS Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson. “Hearing from students, parents and staff ensures that we have effective programs and services at every school in the district.”

School-based staff received email invitations to participate in the survey, while students in grades 6-12 will participate during class time. Parents who have provided the district with an email address will receive an email invitation to participate. The survey will also be accessible to all parents via the YourVoice section of the district website at www.fortwayneschools.org.

As candor and widespread participation are essential to the success of the district’s engagement efforts, survey results will not be tied to individual participants. In addition, the survey will be available in Spanish and Burmese.

“Everyone has a voice in our ongoing pursuit of academic excellence,” Robinson said. “Working together, we will provide all students with a high-quality education allowing them to become productive, responsible citizens.”

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.