Fort Wayne Community Schools will host a series of meetings to present details for a proposed health and safety referendum. If approved by voters in the November election, the referendum would provide funding to pay for a variety of safety initiatives, including additional staff members to support students and address mental health needs. The funding would also allow for security enhancements, including a weapons detection system and other advanced security technology.
Parents, guardians, students, and others are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming meetings to learn more about this health and safety proposal and provide feedback. The FWCS Board of School Trustees will use the information to decide about moving forward with the referendum. The Board must decide by June 12 if the referendum question will be on the November ballot.
Meetings will be held:
- Thursday, May 4, 6-8 p.m., South Side High School, 3601 S. Calhoun St.
- Wednesday, May 17, 6-8 p.m., Snider High School, 4600 Fairlawn Pass
- Tuesday, May 23, 6-8 p.m., Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road
- Monday, June 5, 1-3 p.m., Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road
In addition, Superintendent Mark Daniel will discuss the referendum during his May 2 Live with the Superintendent Facebook Live event beginning at 6 p.m. Those unable to attend a meeting can provide feedback through Let’s Talk at fwcs.info/SAFERSchools.
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.
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