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).

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

$8.8 Million

in Energy-related Savings

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

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

RFP/BID #
NAME OF PROJECT
RFP/BID DOCUMENTS ISSUED
BIDS DUE DATE
RFP101683
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
BD101670
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
BD101680
Forest Park Elementary Office and EntranceRenovation and Elevator/Accessibility Improvements
 September 12, 2022
October 6, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD
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South Side High School Football Field Turf Replacement
TBD
September 30, 2022
BD101681
Whitney Young Early Childhood, Office, Media Center and Pre-K Classroom Renovations
September 19, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS
October 13, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD
BD101684
North Side High School Bleacher Replacements
September 26, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS
October 13, 2022 - CONTRACT AWARD
BD101676
Wayne High School Softball Field Improvements
September 26, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS
October 20, 2022
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
BD101687
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
BD101688
2023 REPAIR Roof Replacement Projects R4 - Price Elementary
October 17, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS
November 15, 2022
BD101689
2023 REPAIR Roof Replacement Projects R5 - Warehouse and Facilities
October 17, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS
November 17, 2022
BD101690
North Side High School Stadium Waterproofing
November 7, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS
December 1, 2022
BD101685
2023 REPAIR Masonry Repairs and Restoration
November 7, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS
December 1, 2022
BD101691
2023 CPP GBS at the Bill C. Anthis Center
November 14, 2022 - NOTICE TO BIDDERS
December 6, 2022
BD101695
2023 CPP GBS Door Replacements
November 28, 2022
December 22, 2022
BD101696
2023 CPP Mechanical and Plumbing Projects
December 5, 2022
January 10, 2023
BD101697
2023 CPP Electrical Projects
December 5, 2022
January 11, 2023
BD101698
2023 Build-Learn-Grow Pre-K Accessibility Project
December 12, 2022
January 12, 2022
BD101699
2023 CPP GBS Casework Replacements
January 3, 2023
January 26, 2023
BD101700
2023 CPP Flooring Replacements
January 3, 2023
January 25, 2023
BD101701
2023 CPP Site Improvement Projects
January 17, 2023
February 7, 2023
2023 Career Academy at Anthis Advanced Manufacturing Lab
TBD
TBD
Harrison Hill Boiler Room

FWCS MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS

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

900

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

3,700

Doors

Maintains

194

Boilers

Maintains Approximately

4,000

Pieces of HVAC Equipment

Maintains Nearly

3,000

Clocks

Maintain Over

30,000

Light Fixtures

Maintain

66

Fire Alarm Systems and Nearly

15,000

Life Safety Devices

Maintain over

9,000

Plumbing Fixtures

Maintain Nearly

400

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

Asbestos

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