Fort Wayne Community Schools reaffirmed its commitment to Electric Works tonight with a unanimous board vote endorsing an intent to lease about 26,000 square feet of renovated classroom space.
Terms of the lease will be negotiated and brought to the board for approval by August.
"We have a lot of details to work through," said Kathy Friend, the district's chief financial officer.
FWCS envisions opening a new school at the former General Electric campus that would include half-day STEAM opportunities for up to 300 juniors and seniors, 150 students in the morning and 150 students in the afternoon.
STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.