Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plans-The Process
Our Building and Grounds Department maintains and improves all district facilities. They do so with guidance from our Director of Business Services MaryEllen VanValin, District Administrator Tim Schigur, our Board of Education's Finance Committe and our full Board of Education. Every year, a list of new capital maintenance and improvement projects are evaluated and, depending upon budget capacity and prioritization, placed into our Capital Maintence and Improvements document. Below are some of the many factors that are taken into consideration by our Building and Grounds Department when they present that document.
-To ensure projects presented for maintenance, repair, renovation or replacement of buildings and grounds maintain an optimal learning environment.
-ToMinimize facility deterioration; avoid deferred maintenance to prevent excessive funding needs for future remedial work.
-To annually audit district facilities conditions including physical adequacy of construction, materials and fixed equipment, and instructional functional performance.
-To plan for short term capital maintenance and improvements.
-To plan long term capital maintenance/renovations.
Each year the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor meets with building principals, instructional, and business supervisors to develop a Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plan that is presented to our Finance Committee and then our full Board of Education for approval.
Our Recommendation Guidelines:
We closely examine and take into consideration the following factors when presenting our Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plan annually.
-Student Safety/Security/Regulatory Compliance
-To ensure the plan and its budget estimates provide for necessary and ongoing maintenance
-The plan includes projects that will either improve or maintain the existing learning environment
-The plan ties to the Board's adopted Strategic Plan
-The plan considers not only the current cost of a project, but potential ongoing maintenance and/or operational costs
-The plan takes into consideration the level of community support (donations, and/or whether or not a referrendum is necessary)
Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plans-The Documents
On 2/27/2017 Building and Grounds Supervisor Stephen Schantz presented the updated five year capital improvements and maintenance plan to the Board of Education. A copy of that presentation is found in the link below.
2/27/17 Five-Year Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plan Presentation To School Board
The links below share the Board's approved five-year capital improvement and maintenance plans for each of the last three years.
2014-2015 Five Year Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plan
2015-2016 Five Year Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plan
2016-2017 and 2017-18 Five Year Capital Improvement and Maintenance Plan