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Fort Wayne Community Schools Facilities

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.

The Facilities Department is responsible for all maintenance, repair, renovations, improvements and energy management for 61 educational and support buildings on 59 sites, serving nearly 30,000 students. Facilities and Maintenance & Operations take care of well over 800 acres and 5 million square feet of educational and support space. We work to keep our facilities operating efficiently and effectively. The Facilities Department is also responsible for all Capital Projects improvements, including both our annual Physical Plant Improvements (PPI) projects and our referendum-funded improvements (REPAIR FWCS).

10-24-22 Facilities Department Update

Department Facts

The School District Spans


Square Miles

The Average Age of Our Schools is


years old

Our Newest School is Miami Middle School, Built in


Our Oldest Building is Construction Trades, Built in


The School District Owns Approximately


Acres of Land

Our Energy Leadership Program has Saved the District Over

$8.8 Million

in Energy-related Savings

Map of School Locations

Contact Information

Fort Wayne Community Schools Facilities Department

Hours of Operation: 6:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

1519 Catalpa Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

Phone 260.467.2075

Fax 260.467-2534

Questions? Let’s Talk

2022/2023 Bid Information

Industry Information / Bid Timelines

Notices to Bidders will be posted when advertised. All projects currently out to bid and plan holder information is available via Eastern Engineering’s Virtual Planroom at Eastern Engineering

Bid awards and tabulations will be posted upon approval by the FWCS Board of School Trustees.

RFP/Bid Information






Design Services for the Renovation of Blackhawk Middle School (REPAIR 2020)

September 7, 2022 - NOTICE TO PROPOSERS September 29, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD

BD101669 2023

ESSER Boiler and Chiller Projects

July 25, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

August 17, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD


2023 ESSER Ventilation and RTU Replacement Projects

August 8, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

August 31, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD

BD101675 2023

ESSER Window Replacement Projects

August 22, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

September 13, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD

BD101677 2023

CPP Roof Replacements R1 - Lincoln & Washington Center

August 29, 2022 September 27, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD

BD101678 2023

CPP Roof Replacements R2 - St. Joseph Central & Shambaugh

August 29, 2022 September 28, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD

BD101679 2023

CPP Roof Replacements R3 - Anthis, Harrison Hill & South Wayne

August 29, 2022

September 29, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD

BD101674 Adams Elementary Office and Main Entrance Security Improvements

August 15, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

September 28, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD


Forest Park Elementary Office and Entrance Renovation and Elevator/Accessibility Improvements  

September 12, 2022

October 6, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD

- South Side High School Football Field Turf Replacement TBD

September 30, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD


Whitney Young Early Childhood, Office, Media Center and Pre-K Classroom Renovations

September 19, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

October 13, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD


North Side High School Bleacher Replacements

September 26, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

October 13, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD


Wayne High School Softball Field Improvements

September 26, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

October 20, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD

BD101686 Office Suite and Music Area Renovations, Corridor Lighting and Classroom Casework Improvements at Portage Middle School and Kitchen Plumbing Improvements at Kekionga Middle School

October 10, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

November 10, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD


Office/Entry Renovations and Casework Improvements at Lakeside Middle School and Music Area and Casework Improvements at Northwood Middle School

October 17, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

November 16, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD


2023 REPAIR Roof Replacement Projects R4 - Price Elementary

October 17, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

November 15, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD


2023 REPAIR Roof Replacement Projects R5 - Warehouse and Facilities

October 17, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

November 17, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD


North Side High School Stadium Waterproofing

November 7, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

December 1, 2022 - ON HOLD


2023 REPAIR Masonry Repairs and Restoration November 7, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

December 1, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD

BD101691 2023

CPP GBS at the Bill C. Anthis Center November 14, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

December 6, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD


2023 CPP GBS Door Replacements

November 28, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

December 22, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD


2023 CPP Mechanical and Plumbing Projects

December 5, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

January 10, 2023 - CONTRACT AWARD


Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) Services for the Renovation of Blackhawk Middle School

November 30, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

December 15, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD


2023 CPP Electrical Projects

December 5, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

January 11, 2023 - CONTRACT AWARD


2023 Build-Learn-Grow Pre-K Accessibility Project

December 12, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

January 12, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD

BD101699 2023

CPP GBS Casework Replacements

January 3, 2023 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

January 26, 2023 - CONTRACT AWARD


2023 CPP Flooring Replacements

January 3, 2023 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

January 25, 2023 - CONTRACT AWARD


2023 CPP Site Improvement Projects

January 17, 2023 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS

February 7, 2023 - CONTRACT AWARD


2023 ESSER Ventilation Projects at Brentwood, Northcrest and Northwood

February 20, 2023

April 11, 2023 - CONTRACT AWARD

BD101712 2023

ESSER Ventilation Projects at Fairfield, Maplewood and Washington

February 20, 2023 April 13, 2023 - CONTRACT AWARD


CMc Services for the 2024-2025 ADA Lift Modernization Projects


May 25, 2023


Harrison Hill Boiler Room


The FWCS Maintenance & Operations Department provides maintenance and repair services to all facilities of FWCS. These services includes building, grounds and equipment maintenance, facility use contract administration, and input into physical plant improvement (PPI) and capital projects development. Our staff of mechanical & equipment, and genera maintenance personnel, electricians, plumbers, and groundskeepers work to service the District’s buildings, grounds and equipment in a manner that provides a high quality environment and enhances learning, productivity and District Pride.

Facility Use Policy

Groups or individuals may apply to use Fort Wayne Community Schools owned buildings and grounds. Guidelines for use of FWCS facilities, including rates, requirements and application form may be found here:

Department Facts

Mows Almost


Acres of Grass

Plows Nearly

4 Million

Square Feet of Parking Lots and Bus Lanes

Maintains Over

4 Million

Square Feet of Roofs

Takes Care of Locks and Keys for Approximately






Maintains Approximately


Pieces of HVAC Equipment

Maintains Nearly



Maintain Over


Light Fixtures



Fire Alarm Systems and Nearly


Life Safety Devices

Maintain over


Plumbing Fixtures

Maintain Nearly


Heating and Cooling Pumps

Custodial Services

FWCS is pleased to partner with Sodexo Quality of Life Services to provide custodial services for our 61 District buildings. For more information on the services provided by Sodexo, please visit their website at the link below:


Sodexo Quality of Life Services


Sodexo inspects each building for quality six times annually and evaluates over 75,000 touch points. They use district specific information in their proprietary inspection application to obtain an industry accepted benchmark APPA (Leadership in Educational Facilities) score. In 2016 FWCS obtained a district wide APPA score of 1.78 (on a 1-5 scale where 1 is the highest possible score and 5 is the lowest score). Sodexo scores are obtained in the morning before school starts or after the custodian has completed their work.

FWCS completes an audit of the district’s buildings twice annually and a comparison is analyzed to provide oversight for the district. Our departments both understand that the goal of our departments are to maintain all buildings to high standards so the building staff members can focus on educating all students to a high level.

Lincoln Entry Renovations


The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) was established in 1986 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to control the use, maintenance, and disposal of Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM). AHERA requires schools to develop a program to manage the ACBM in their facilities.

All Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) within a school facility must be inspected and monitored on a semi-annual basis (6 months) and a more thorough inspection every 3 years per the AHERA guidelines.

Any ACBM in the work area of a construction project will be abated (removed). During a complete renovation of a school facility all ACBM will be abated. Also, if its condition begins to deteriorate it will be removed.

FWCS notifies all students, parents, staff on an annual basis regarding the presence of ACBM.

Building Pipes

Day of Caring

Each year prior to the start of the school year, volunteers clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at several Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings as part of United Way of Allen County’s annual Day of Caring. Businesses and community groups sign up to work at schools throughout the city in partnership with the FWCS Maintenance & Operations Department. Hundreds of community volunteers plus staff, students and parents at each of the buildings will work to get the schools in shape for opening day. The friendships formed on Day of Caring often turn into long-term partnerships between the businesses and the schools with employees returning to volunteer or help the schools in other ways throughout the school year. For more information or to volunteer, please visit United Way of Allen County or the FWCS Communications Department.

United Way of Allen County

FWCS Communications

Day of Caring
Lindley Renovation
Scott Interior Lobby
Nutrition Services Racking