Board Approves New Transportation Director

Record Number: 19336
Displayed from: Mar 29, 2022 , until: May 29, 2022

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, March 28, approved hiring Renee Dawson as Director of Transportation effective May 2, 2022.

Dawson is currently the director of transportation for DeKalb County Central United Schools, a position she took in 2012. She previously worked for Fort Wayne Community Schools for 15 years, starting as a substitute bus driver, full-time driver and as the supervisor of driver operations.

Now, she takes over for Frank Jackson, who has served as FWCS Transportation Director since 2014. He is retiring after 31 years with FWCS.

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.