Board Member Carol Coen to Step Down Effective June 30 - May 23, 2008

Record Number: 4205
Displayed from: May 23, 2008 , until: Jun 20, 2008

Fort Wayne Community Schools longtime board member Carol Coen will step down from her seat effective June 30, 2008. Coen earlier announced that she would resign after nearly 16 years on the FWCS Board of Trustees. The Board will accept written applications for the vacancy for the next two weeks. Applications should be submitted to Board President Mark GiaQuinta in care of Barb Trout, Clerk of the Board, on or before the close of business June 6, 2008. Trout is located at FWCS, 1200 S. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802. Applicants must live in Coen's district, District 2 in the northeast part of the school district. If employed by FWCS, applicants must be prepared to resign employment if appointed. In their application, applicants should address the following questions: 1. Whether they intend, if appointed to the vacancy, to seek election in November; 2. What qualifications, background and skills they believe they bring that would assist the Board in attaining the three goals it adopted for FWCS. 3. What knowledge/experience they have with FWCS. Following the application process, the Board will determine what, if any, additional process will be used. The Board intends to fill the vacancy by appointment by majority vote on or prior to the first Board meeting in July, which is July 14, 2008. If you have any questions, please contact Mark GiaQuinta at 426-0444. In the link below is a map of District 2. If you question whether you reside in this district, please contact the Election Board at 449-7329.


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.