FWCS parents, students, staff participate in PTA Legislative day - March 16, 2009

Record Number: 4894
Displayed from: Mar 16, 2009 , until: Mar 31, 2009

Seventy-two parents, students and Fort Wayne Community Schools staff members are traveling to Indianapolis Wednesday, March 18, to participate in the annual Indiana PTA Legislative Conference. The group, which includes 40 students from various grade levels and several members of the Fort Wayne Area PTA Council, will spend the day talking and listening to state legislators, learning how a bill becomes a law and touring the statehouse. At least 45 senators and representatives from around the state are expected to participate in the luncheon, which gives PTA members an opportunity to talk with the decision-makers about education issues that are important to their home district as well as statewide education issues. Several members of the Fort Wayne group have also been invited to participate in a special meeting with Senate President Pro Tempore David Long of Fort Wayne. The PTA members, students and staff will travel by bus leaving at 6 a.m. Wednesday from Elmhurst High School, 3829 Sand Point Road, and returning at 6 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.