FWCS Homeless Assistance earns grant - January 20, 2006

Record Number: 2093
Displayed from: Jan 20, 2006 , until: Feb 14, 2006

Indiana Department of Education named Fort Wayne Community Schools as one of nine districts in the state to receive grants through the federal McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program. FWCS Homeless Assistance Program was awarded $24,250 for the 2006 calendar year. During the 2004-2005 school year, approximately 305 students were assisted through the program from 12 shelters and facilities in the community. The funds are will be used to funds will be used to provide tutorial, remediation, instructional materials and supplies, and other related services to FWCS homeless children and their families. This competitive grant was prepared by Jerry White, director of Student Services. George Fields Jr. is Administrative Aide/Homeless Liaison Coordinator.

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.