The board of education for the Fort Wayne Community Schools district is receiving a national award.
The National School Boards Association annually grants the Council of Urban Boards of Education Award, known as the CUBE Award, to school boards that exceed standards in educating students and working efficiently with administrators.
This year, the Fort Wayne Community Schools board was one of three districts chosen for the award.
The CUBE Award recognizes FWCS for its 90 percent graduation rate and crafting innovative academic and specialty programs for students of all levels.
The award also highlights the board’s positive relationship with administrators within the district as a means of keeping the schools running efficiently.
FWCS school board president at-large Mark GiaQuinta says while he’s proud of the district’s success, the desire to get better doesn’t change.
“It’s not about the adults. It’s about the children and the young adults,” GiaQuinta said. “By keeping that front-and-center as a board, we think that we can continue to grow as a district. There’s always room for improvement.”
GiaQuinta says the board plans to maintain its success in the district through objective goals for staff and creating new programs and ideas slowly and carefully.