Fort Wayne Community Schools board approves contracts for nearly $40 million renovation of Northrop High School

The Fort Wayne Community Schools board of school trustees approved contracts Monday night worth a combined total of nearly $40 million for a major repair and renovation of Northrop High School.

Board members took the action during their meeting in Grile Administrative Center.

The contracts included $38,396,000 to low bidder Michael Kinder & Sons of Fort Wayne for work on the building and $1.494,402 to Automated Logic of Kennesaw, Ga., for building system controls for Northrop.

The Northrop renovation will be completed in phases and is scheduled to be substantially completed by July 30, 2020.

In other business, the board:

• Approved paying $311,184 to Presidio Network Solutions Group of Carmel, north of Indianapolis, for Internet Protocol security camera systems for South Side and Wayne high schools. The system will provide improved video image resolution, accessible archived video and remote access for security personnel.

• It also was announced the board will meet in closed-door executive session, possibly yet this week, to discuss school security issues.

• Approved a nondiscrimination policy that protects staff and students from discrimination based on numerous factors, including race, skin color, ethnic background, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation.