Handbooks sent to parents - August 06, 2007

Record Number: 3263
Displayed from: Aug 06, 2007 , until: Sep 06, 2007

Fort Wayne Community Schools recently mailed handbooks to the parents of the district's nearly 32,000 students. The Student Rights and Responsibilities & Behavior Code outlines the district's disciplinary procedures and the range of consequences for each rule violation. The discipline code was developed with input from the U.S. Department of Justice and implemented across the district in 1996. The Student-Parent Guide provides information ranging from meal prices to immunizations as well as school delay and closing procedures. Copies of each handbook are provided to the Allen County Public Library, which makes them available in the reference section of the library branches located within the FWCS boundaries. Both books are also posted in printable versions on the FWCS Web site at www.fwcs.k12.in.us. A link can be found on the Parents or Students drop-down menu.

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.