Change in policy on TCAP & EOC Scores Inclusion in Student Grades
New Vision Specialist
Facilities Condition Assessment Report
The total projected cost in deferred maintenance added up to $15.5M with a five year strategic plan on how to tackle the repairs. The first priority for everyone seemed to be a new roof at Dogwood Elementary School for an estimated cost of $1.3M. Ken Hoover mentioned that Dogwood parents had generously donated their time and effort into repainting some of the school's interior and asked if that could be done for the other schools as well. The consultant replied that it was a possibility and would save the district money for parents and the community to help with things such as painting.
Details of the inspection are listed below by school.
Dogwood (86,568 square feet) is estimated to need $3.38M worth of work including replacement of the roof, ceiling tiles, non ADA compliant playground equipment, 17 rooftop air conditioning units and fencing. Dogwood also needs to fix downspout erosion; grade erosion; cracks in walls and flooring; upgrade the fire alarm system; and bring the building into ADA compliance.
Farmington (84,800 square feet) is estimated to need $1.88M in repairs including small cracking in the walls, replacement of ceiling tiles, new paint, new carpet, upgrades to mechanical systems & fire alarm, and other updates necessary to bring the building into ADA compliance.
Riverdale (88,200 square feet) not including portables is expected to need repairs costing $2.8M. Only one portable building was inspected on the Riverdale campus and that was the outdoor restroom facility. Pictures showed it to be in deplorable condition needing further inspection for floor rot. Precast concrete frames around the windows in the main building are showing signs of "crushing" requiring further inspection by a structural engineer. Despite the scary terminology, these things do not present a safety issue. Also needed at Riverdale is exterior paint, and repair of rusty metal canopy to gym. The inspection also noted the boiler was over 40 years old.
Houston Middle (94,000 square feet) is in need of $2.42M in repairs including miscellaneous exterior paint, replacement of ceiling tiles, new carpet, upgrades to mechanical systems, replace fire alarms, and make necessary changes to bring bleachers and restrooms into ADA compliance.
Houston High (244,900 square feet) is the largest school with the most expensive list of repairs at an estimated cost of $5.08M. Among the repairs needed are cracks in interior/exterior walls, partial replacement of ceiling tiles, replacement of ballasted EPDM roof, broken windows in greenhouse, miscelaneous exterior paint, possible settlement crack in south wall of the "A" building, and poor condition of the baseball dugout.
Five Year Strategic Plan:
New Roof for DES ($1.3M)
New HVAC for DES ($600K)*
Riverdale Addition to Replace Portables ($12M)
New Boiler for Riverdale ($680K)*
*The school board agreed to put both items on the agenda for the next business meeting but indicated that it may have to choose between these two projects because anticipated capital funding left over from the Farmington window project would be sufficient to cover only one of the two.
New Roof & HVAC for HHS
Total Cost: $2.3M
Replace HVAC at Riverdale & Farmington
Resurface HHS parking lot
Replace Boiler at HHS & HMS
HHS Interior Paint
New Elementary School ($18M)
New HHS Athletic Complex ($2.5M)
Total Cost: $22.5M
Replace Ceiling Tiles in all schools
Interior Paint at DES, FES, Riverdale, HMS
Replace Fire Alarms in all schools
Total Cost: $1.9M
Replace 3 Boilers at HMS
Replace Chiller, Tower, 18 unit Ventilator & HVAC at Riverdale
Replace HVAC at HHS
Total Cost: $1.9M
Natalie Williams began the discussion by asking why ADA compliance costs have been omitted from the report. She would like to see ADA compliance included in the strategic plan. Mark Dely added that bathroom upgrades should also be addressed. Currently, we have bathroom stalls without doors at HHS. There was also some discussion regarding the cost estimate for the new school construction. Mr. Manuel said it was a very vague estimate subject to change. Josh Cathey said at the going rate of $160 per square foot, we could build a new school roughly the size of Dogwood for $18M not including land cost.