FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Keeping up with a growing district is one of the main focus areas in Northwest Allen County Schools.

Superintendent Wayne Barker’s been in that position at the district for two years.

NACS started classes for the new school year Wednesday, August 16. Before kids went back to class, WANE 15’s Alyssa Ivanson sat down with Barker to talk about the upcoming year. Watch the videos below to hear the conversations about new projects as more students move into the district, safety and hiring and how the district moves forward after a canceled play sparked controversy at the end of last year.