Bus safety video viewing begins Monday - August 31, 2007

Record Number: 3373
Displayed from: Aug 31, 2007 , until: Sep 28, 2007

Students who ride the bus to Fort Wayne Community Schools will be able to watch the required bus safety video on LTV-54 beginning Monday. FWCS' Transportation Department runs more than 700 routes per day logging more than 16,000 miles. The buses carry more than 25,000 students to and from school and other locations, which requires a tremendous amount of care and concern by everyone involved, including the riders. "The Safety Way Out" video explains the basics of bus evacuation in case there is an emergency on the bus. Students and classroom staff are required to view the video. Bus drivers also do a practice bus evacuation with student riders. LTV will be showing the video throughout September beginning Monday, Sept. 4, and running through Friday, Sept. 28. The video will be aired: Mondays at 8 a.m. Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Thursdays at noon Fridays at 1 p.m.

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.