FWCS Board to talk about capital projects - August 09, 2007

Record Number: 3266
Displayed from: Aug 09, 2007 , until: Aug 11, 2007

The Fort Wayne Community Schools board members will meet at 6 p.m. today (Aug. 9) to talk about the history of the Capital Projects Fund. Over the last year, FWCS officials have talked a lot about the physical needs of the district's 54 school buildings and the limited money available to make the necessary repairs. While the district's maintenance staff has done an excellent job keeping the schools safe and clean, more work still needs to be done. Board members will hear about how the Capital Projects Fund has been used over time and where the money went. This will help them gain a better understanding of where the district can go from here to create a long-range plan to meet the district's structural needs. The meeting will be in the board room at the Grile Administrative Center and is open to the public.

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.