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FWCS considering new school on Electric Works campus

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) could be leasing about 26,000 square feet at Electric Works for a new school for juniors and seniors.

FWCS is backing the Electric Works project after a unanimous board vote Monday night that endorsed an intent to lease space on the campus.

Krista Stockman, FWCS’ Public Information Officer, said the space would be used as a new school for juniors and seniors to pursue topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).

The students would attend half-days at the school, which would cater to about 150 students in the morning and 150 students in the afternoon.

Stockman said one of the goals with the new school is to have the students partner with other businesses in Electric Works, which could turn into potential internship opportunities.

The Journal Gazette reported that board member Glenda Jehl questioned the cost of the project, the proposed 10-year lease, and who would be responsible for the renovations.

Stockman said the vote does not commit the district to the space, but shows their interest.

The terms of the lease will be approved by the board in August. If approved, the construction would be completed by August 2021.

Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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