Fort Wayne Area PTA Council hosts Candidates Forum - September 24, 2008

Record Number: 4336
Displayed from: Sep 24, 2008 , until: Oct 02, 2008

The Fort Wayne Area PTA Council will host a forum with the eight candidates running for the Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the downtown location of the Allen County Public Library. Those in attendance will include school board member John Peirce and former school board member Don Schaab, competing for the District 2 seat; Becky Hill, Lowell Lantz Jr. and board member Jon Olinger, vying for the District 3 seat; and board Vice President Steve Corona, Evert Mol and Diane Sliger, who are running for the District 5 seat. The PTA is hosting the event as a way to make sure community members are educated on the candidates and the issues before stepping into the voting booth in November. For more information, contact PTA Council President Julie Klingenberger, 748-0033.

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.