Transportation Director Appointed - June 24, 2014

Record Number: 10921
Displayed from: Jun 24, 2014 , until: Aug 24, 2014

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, June 23, approved hiring Frank Jackson as the new Director of Transportation.

Jackson joined FWCS in 1991 as the Manager of Student Conduct and Security in the Student Services Department in which he coordinated drug free programs, such as D.A.R.E. In 1994, he moved to the Transportation Department as the Supervisor of Student Management and Security, overseeing discipline, safety and security on the buses. In 1997, he was promoted to Transportation Manager and has worked closely with the Transportation Director in managing the daily operations of the Transportation Department. As Director, he takes over for Gary Lake, who is retiring from Fort Wayne Community Schools.

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.