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FWCS preparing for 2020 construction referendum

This would be the third $125 referendum the district asked voters for to make major renovations to the district's 49 schools.

Posted: Jun 27, 2019 10:50 PM
Updated: Jun 27, 2019 11:11 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne Community Schools is getting ready to ask taxpayers to approve another construction referendum.

This would be the third $125 referendum the district asked voters for to make major renovations to the district's 49 schools.

Voters also approved referendums in 2012 and 2016.

The projects paid for with the 2016 referendum will be completed in the next couple years.

Wayne High School, Blackhawk Middle School and Miami Middle School, which the district's newest school opening in 1976.

Classroom additions are also planned for schools with portable classrooms, such as Scott Academy.

The district needs to hold two public hearings before a referendum can appear on a ballot.

FWCS expects this referendum question to be on the ballot in May.

If approved, projects would likely beging in 2021.

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