FWCS Board members speak at ISBA conference - September 28, 2010
Record Number: 6669
Displayed from: Sep 28, 2010 , until: Oct 05, 2010
Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees President Mark GiaQuinta and Secretary John Peirce will share the district's Balanced Scorecard story Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Indiana School Boards Association Fall Conference in Indianapolis. GiaQuinta and Peirce will discuss the district's focus on aligning policy and practice from the Board room to the classroom using the Balanced Scorecard and focused leadership. The session will cover how the School Board expanded upon reform efforts in place and developed a new district mission, vision, goals and core values along with a Balanced Scorecard as a district-wide assessment tool. Together, these form an accountability system that is aligned from the Board room to the classroom.
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.