Fort Wayne Community Schools - Facility Planning

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FWCS FACILITIES DEPARTMENT

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.

Department Facts

  • The School District spans 145.7 square miles
  • The average age of our schools is 60 years old
  • Our newest school is Miami Middle School built in 1976
  • Our oldest building is Construction Trades built in 1899
  • The School District owns approximately 858 acres of land
  • Our Energy Leadership program has saved the district over $4 million in energy related savings

Contact Information

Fort Wayne Community Schools Facilities Department

1519 Catalpa Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

Phone (260) 467-2075     Fax (260) 467-2534

Director of Facilities, Darren Hess darren.hess@fwcs.k12.in.us

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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:

Facility Use Guidelines

Facility Use Application

REPAIR FWCS Logo The FWCS Facilities Department is responsible for all Capital Projects improvements, including both our annual Physical Plant Improvements (PPI) and our referendum-funded improvements (REPAIR FWCS). Click here for current project information, timelines, and bid information.

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