Oak View Elementary enhances existing space

It's going to be a new school year, and a new look for students and staff when they return to Oak View Elementary School.

Posted: Jul 31, 2019 6:30 PM
Updated: Aug 1, 2019 8:41 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - With enrollment growing, so is the need for space at Northwest Allen County Schools.

Oak View Elementary is creating more space without adding on to their 27 year-old building.

"All we're doing is repurposing space. We had some areas maybe weren't used as much, and our architect did a good job with envisioning other ways to use those spaces and so we've done that," Principal Jamie Wilkins said.

Some of that space is now a new classroom and learning space where students can get more individualized instructions.

"We also created space in the office where all of the supplies will be for the teachers. It will be a teacher work room as well," Wilkins explained.

Along with those new features, the new office space will be near the new entrance.

They're also getting a new cafeteria.

"They actually started demolition on the cafeteria two weeks ago before the end of the school year, so the students saw some of the demolition, but they haven't seen the finished product which will be really neat this summer and when they come back to school," he said.

All of the construction for Oak View Elementary school is expected to be complete by August 14th.

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