$130M FWCS Renovation Plan Under Review

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne Community Schools leaders are taking a closer look at $130 million dollars of improvements.

Phase 2 of the REPAIR FWCS plan calls for major projects totaling $107 million at ten schools including St. Joe Central Elementary and Northrop High School.  

Other projects including roof work, window replacement and classroom security. New parent pick-up lanes are being designed for five elementary schools. 

This comes as the school system is finishing up Phase 1 of a $119 million plan first approved in 2012.


The board is moving for a referendum to finance the project. That vote could come as early as the May 2016 primary ballot.

School officials have announced the schedule of public hearings to formally unveil the plan.

*Monday, Nov. 16 – Snider High School, 4600 Fairlawn Pass Tree Planting, 4:30 p.m.; Building Tour, 5 p.m.; Presentation, 6 p.m.
*Tuesday, Nov. 17 – Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road Presentation, 2 p.m.
*Tuesday, Nov. 17 – Weisser Park Elementary, 902 Colerick St. Building Tour, 5 p.m.; Presentation, 6 p.m.
*Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Harrison Hill Elementary, 355 Cornell Circle Building Tour, 5 p.m.; Presentation, 6 p.m.

You see more details of the FWCS Renovation plan by clicking here. The facts in the proposal are subject to change.