Assignment Application Deadline Moved - January 12, 2015
The deadline for parents to file assignment applications requesting their child attend a different school has been moved back one week to Feb. 6, 2015, to allow parents more time to make decisions in light of changes in transportation services.
Parents can expect to receive a letter detailing transportation availability for their children by the end of January. FWCS is in the process of reducing transportation spending by $2.5 million by the 2015-16 school year. The reduction is necessary because property tax caps, known as the Circuit Breaker, have reduced transportation funding by $9.3 million since 2009. This loss is expected to grow to $18.2 million by 2017. At the same time, expenses continue to increase.
Applications are available at schools and online at www.fortwayneschool.org. If there are more applicants than spaces available at any of the schools, lotteries will be held on Feb. 27, 2015, to determine admittance.