FWCS Launches New Communication Tool - Let's Talk! - November 03, 2014

Record Number: 12234
Displayed from: Nov 03, 2014 , until: Mar 31, 2015

Fort Wayne Community Schools is furthering its commitment to open dialogues with the public by launching Let’s Talk!, an online communication software designed to make it simple for people to engage with the district anytime, anywhere.

“Engaging with our parents and the community is one of our key district goals,” Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said. “Let’s Talk! is the next step — and an important one — to accomplishing this mission. It will allow us to streamline our communications with the public and provide an easy-to-use place for everyone to come with questions and comments.”

Designed and administered by independent technology and communications firm K12 Insight, Let’s Talk! provides a 24/7 outlet for every stakeholder to submit a comment, register a complaint or offer a word of praise. Let’s Talk! is accessible from any device and can be found at the district’s website, www.fortwayneschools.org. Simply click on Contact Us or Let’s Talk!

When a submission is received, Let’s Talk! automatically routes it to the appropriate staff member for follow up. Users may remain anonymous or leave contact information to receive a personal response within three business days, and usually sooner.

Fort Wayne Community Schools is beginning its implementation of Let’s Talk! with links to each central office department. In addition to being able to reach the superintendent’s office, people will be able to make submissions to the Chief Academic, Chief Financial and Chief Operations offices, Community Programs, the elementary, middle and high school area offices, Public Affairs, Security, Special Education, Student & Family Support Services, Title I and Transportation, among others.

Links to each Fort Wayne school will be added to Let’s Talk! in the spring.

“We welcome every voice as we discuss critical education and district issues,” Dr. Robinson said. “We need every community member to partner with us as we work to help our students not only become successful academically, but also become productive, responsible citizens.”

For more information about Let’s Talk! or to submit a dialogue, go to www.fortwayneschools.org.

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.