Operation Lifesaver Teaches Students Railroad Safety

Record Number: 12902
Displayed from: Jun 01, 2015 , until: Jul 01, 2015

Students at several schools will receive lessons this week from Operation Lifesaver on how to stay safe around railroad property. Operation Lifesaver teaches students about trains and railroad crossings, including reinforcing that it is illegal and unsafe to walk on railroad tracks or use the tracks for recreation.

With reductions in transportation coming next school year, many more students will be walking and riding bikes to school. Fort Wayne Community Schools is partnering with many organizations in the community to teach students how to safely travel to and from school.

Operation Lifesaver will visit the following schools this week:

  • Waynedale Elementary, 7201 Elzey St. – Monday, June 1, 9:10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Kekionga Middle School, 2929 Engle Road – Monday, June 1, 7:30 a.m.-1:25 p.m.
  • Indian Village Elementary, 3835 Wenonah Lane – Tuesday, June 2, 9:30-10:20 a.m.
  • Price Elementary, 1901 W. State Blvd. – Wednesday, June 3, 9:05-10:45 a.m.

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.