FWCS to push start of school back

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Community Schools has announced they will move their start date back.

The district announced on their social media pages that the school year will start August 13. They said the change is to allow for more training time for teachers to prepare for the school year.

The Fort Wayne Education Association, FWCS’s teacher union, took a survey and found out teachers felt rushed.

“Over 90 percent of teachers who responded to the FWEA survey last week supported pushing back the start date for students, so that everyone could be more prepared for the significant changes to the upcoming school year,” said FWEA president Sandra Vohs. “Between new COVID safety procedures and new remote learning options, any additional planning time will be put to good use.”

The school year had originally been set to begin on August 10.

A link to the Facebook post can be found HERE.

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