Maintaining the buildings in Fort Wayne Community Schools is an important component of meeting the district's goals. Academics are supported by suitable buildings; FWCS buildings are strong anchors in neighborhoods and serve families throughout the community; and being fiscally responsible requires these assets be maintained. Our children deserve well-maintained facilities that meet today's educational needs, including electrical systems that can handle 21st Century technology, climate-controlled buildings that are more energy efficient and modern classroom space with better lighting and adequate storage. This page will serve as a resource to learn more about FWCS' buildings and the plan to take care of them for future generations. Check back often, and let us know if you have questions or comments.
In our 2nd year of the 4-year School Basic Renewal/Restoration and Safety Projects, needs-only building plan (REPAIR FWCS), FWCS has made significant strides in successfully completing several of the projects, with many of the contracts coming in under budget. Work is currently wrapping up at our first three major renovation projects to be completed, Bloomingdale Elementary, Croninger Elementary and Harris Elementary. The renovations at Harrison Hill Elementary are expected to be completed by the end of 2014, and the renovations at Snider High School, Memorial Park Middle School, and Irwin Elementary are expected to be completed by the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Design contracts have been awarded for the last phase of major renovation projects, which include Haley Elementary, Weisser Park Elementary and Jefferson Middle School. Work has been completed at 5 of the 8 window and masonry restoration projects, and the first two phases of the roof replacement projects have been completed. With roughly 65% of the total program budget currently under contract, an overall program savings of 5-6% is currently anticipated.
Take a video tour of Snider High School and Harrison Hill Elementary to see the kind of work our buildings need. Then visit Indian Village and Franke Park to see what renovated buildings look like.
Members of the FWCS Facilities Department provides the Board of School Trustees with a project update on Sept. 9, 2013. Watch this video to hear more about the work already done as well as future projects.
This Tax Impact Estimator will provide you the estimated tax impact based on 2011 data of expected property taxes due to the School Building Basic Renewal/Restoration and Safety Project Referendum to be included on the May 8, 2012, ballot.
Click here to see the results of the Facility Survey
FWCS Business Department - Click here for more information on the district's budget.
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