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FWCS seeking feedback

October 10, 2017 GMT

Beginning Monday, the public will have five opportunities to give Fort Wayne Community Schools feedback about its strengths and areas needing improvement, the district announced Tuesday.

School board members will lead meetings at each high school to collect input as part of a community engagement project.

The feedback could help FWCS leaders make future planning decisions and influence the way FWCS measures success. The district envisions having a dashboard people can visit online to view what it and the community believe are important in measuring success beyond test scores, officials have said.

Board members received training from K12 Insight, a national leader in school data collection, in preparation of the sessions, according to a news release.

Meeting are set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at North Side, 475 E. State Blvd.; Oct. 25 at Northrop, 7001 Coldwater Road; Oct. 30 at Wayne, 9100 Winchester Road; Nov. 14 at Snider, 4600 Fairlawn Pass; and Nov. 16 at South Side, 3601 S. Calhoun St.

Superintendent Wendy Robinson has said the district’s focuses this year include a continued effort to ensure the community understands the opportunities in FWCS. She has described growing enrollment as a recognition of the programs, opportunities and support FWCS provides children and families.

Unofficial numbers last month showed the district’s enrollment grew by 156 students for the 2017-18 school year, bringing the tentative count to 29,628, up from 29,472 last year.

The increase marked the first time in five years FWCS has seen an increase in students.

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