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Record Number: 4318
Displayed from: Sep 11, 2008 , until: Oct 10, 2008
Students who ride the bus to Fort Wayne Community Schools can now watch the required bus safety video on LTV 54 (Comcast) and 24 (Verizon). FWCS' Transportation Department runs more than 700 routes per day logging more than 16,000 miles. The buses carry more than 25,000 students to and from school and other locations, which requires a tremendous amount of care and concern by everyone involved, including the riders. "The Safety Way Out" video explains the basics of bus evacuation in case there is an emergency on the bus. Students and classroom staff are required to view the video. Bus drivers also do a practice bus evacuation with student riders. LTV will be showing the video through the end of September according to the following schedule: Mondays at 8 a.m. Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Thursdays at noon Fridays at 1 p.m. In October, drivers will practice bus evacuations with their students. Elementary schools will practice either Tuesday, Oct. 7, or Wednesday, Oct. 8. All middle and high schools will practice the drill on Friday, Oct. 10.

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.