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Oak View Elementary showing off building upgrades

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — Northwest Allen County Schools is showing off the progress of building upgrades to one of their elementary schools.

The school district has been working on upgrades to Oak View Elementary that they say will better use existing space. They also added entrance safety enhancements.

Jamie Wilkins, Principal of Oakview Elementary tells us they created a secure entrance for the school, making it so visitors coming into the school have to go in through the office in order to get into the rest of the building.

They also created another classroom and created a small group learning space along with making the cafeteria more aesthetically pleasing and quieter with sound absorption.

The new classroom was put where the teachers’ lounge and the conference room was previously. The new classroom will be in use the first day of school.

The work is not done, however. Wilkins tells us there are two phases to the project. The first phase includes the classroom, media center, cafeteria and small group learning space. That phase should be completed by the first day of school.

The second phase includes the main office, principal’s office, counselor’s office, reception area and nurses office. That phase should be completed by the end of August.

Jacob Burbrink

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