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Fort Wayne Community Schools - Repair FWCS

Thank You Fort Wayne

REPAIR FWCS Overview

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.

As always, we continue to say THANK YOU FORT WAYNE for the opportunity to improve our buildings to a level of modern standards and provide better learning environments for our students and staff!

Industry Information / Bid Timelines

Bid Awards

Notice to Bidders

Nebraska/CAS

Upcoming Milestone Dates

  • December 1, 2016 – Nebraska/CAS Construction Bids Due
  • December 6, 2016 – Northrop HS Design RFP to be Issued
  • December 15, 2016 - 2017 Roof Replacement Project (South Side) Package R1 Bids Due
  • December 20, 2016 - 2017 Roof Replacement Project (South Side) Package R2 Bids Due
  • January 5, 2017 – Washington Elementary Window Replacements Project Bid Documents Available
  • January 12, 2017 – Northcrest Elementary Window Replacements Project Bid Documents Available
  • January 16, 2017 – Glenwood Park Elementary Renovation Project Bid Documents Available
  • January 17, 2017 – Northrop HS Design Proposals Due
  • January 25, 2017 – St. Joseph Central Elementary Renovation Project Bid Documents Available
  • January 25, 2017 – Washington Elementary Window Replacements Project Bids Due
  • February 1, 2017 – Northcrest Elementary Window Replacements Project Bids Due
  • February 14, 2017 – Glenwood Park Elementary Renovation Project Bids Due
  • February 22, 2017 – St. Joseph Central Elementary Renovation Project Bids Due
  • February 27, 2017 – Northrop HS Design Contract Award

Staff

Darren Hess, Director of Facilities - darren.hess@fwcs.k12.in.us
Heather Krebs, Coordinator of Program Controls - heather.krebs@fwcs.k12.in.us
Zach Evans, Coordinator of Capitol Projects - zachary.evans@fwcs.k12.in.us
Kevin Grady, Coordinator of Capital Projects - kevin.grady@fwcs.k12.in.us
Josh Summers, Coordinator of Capital Projects - joshua.summers@fwcs.k12.in.us
Jayde Steffen, Coordinator of Physical Plant Improvements - jayde.steffen@fwcs.k12.in.us
Steve Smethers, Coordinator Energy Management - steve.smethers@fwcs.k12.in.us
Sarah Smothermon, Secretary - sarah.smothermon@fwcs.k12.in.us

Phase 2

Building on the successes of the Phase 1 School Basic Renewal/Restoration and Safety Projects, needs-only building renovation plan (REPAIR FWCS), REPAIR Phase 2 was resoundingly approved by voters in May of 2016. This second phase of renovations includes major renovations at another 10 school buildings, the addition of air conditioning at 16 school buildings, security improvements at 33 buildings, window replacements at 2 buildings, partial roof replacements at 4 buildings, and parent pick-up lane improvements at 5 buildings. At the completion of this phase of the program, ALL 51 of the FWCS school buildings will be air conditioned.

In order to maintain the tax rate at or below the level established in Phase 1 of the program, the Phase 2 work will be rolled out as debt is retired from previous bond-funded work (North Side HS and Food Service Facility projects that were completed in 2005). The Phase 2 projects are anticipated to be completed in 6-8 years.

Phase 1

In May of 2012, voters approved a $119 million, 4-year School Basic Renewal/Restoration and Safety Projects, needs-only building renovation plan (REPAIR FWCS). As a result of this program, 10 buildings have received full renovations, 14 buildings received air conditioning that were not previously air-conditioned, 16 buildings had window replacements completed, and 28 buildings received partial roof replacements. The projects were completed on time and under budget, with $2.2 million in savings, which resulted in a lower tax rate than what was originally approved. The renovations have also resulted in an average reduction in energy consumption of 20% (more than $200,000 per year) and the district has received energy rebates to date totaling over $500,000. Please view the links below for highlights of the major renovation projects included in Phase 1.

Major Renovations