FWCS approves contract with bus drivers - April 27, 2010

Record Number: 6244
Displayed from: Apr 27, 2010 , until: May 27, 2010

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved a two-year agreement with the district's bus drivers. The agreement makes no changes in pay or benefits but does allow the benefits agreement to automatically re-open for negotiation if there is a change in benefits for other employee groups. The contract also allows evaluations to be conducted at any time based on employee performance and allows the probation period to be extended to a maximum of 90 days. "After more than four years without a contract, we are happy to have an agreement," Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said. "We value the service of our bus drivers and appreciate their dedication to our students." The last contract with bus drivers expired on Dec. 31, 2005.

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.