Two-Year Contract Between FWCS and FWEA Presented

Record Number: 19234
Displayed from: Sep 27, 2021 , until: Nov 27, 2021

A tentative two-year agreement between Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Education Association (FWEA), which represents teachers, was presented during the Monday, Sept. 27, meeting of the FWCS Board of School Trustees.

The proposed contract, which covers July 1, 2021, - June 30, 2023, includes:

  • A 4 percent increase to the salary schedule in each of the two years.
  • During the 2020-21 school year, the salary range for teachers was $40,679 to $71,496. That will increase to $42,306 to $74,356 this year. In 2022-23, the range will be $43,998 to $77,330.
  • Increased curriculum development and professional learning rates.
  • Continuing to compensate teachers for additional classroom coverage to help manage the substitute teacher shortage.
  • Increased stipends for cocurricular and athletic positions.
  • Addition of new cocurricular positions:
    • eSports
    • Champions Together (Special Olympics)
    • Special assignment orchestra and jazz directors
    • Student-athlete advisors
    • Assistant directors for vocal music and show choir
    • Assistant dance coach
    • Middle school team leaders
    • Middle school theater, orchestra and dance directors
    • Elementary flag football

The full tentative contract can be found on the FWCS website at Public comment on the proposal will be taken at the Oct. 25, 2021, meeting of the FWCS Board of School Trustees.

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.