Meeting Date:   5/10/2011 - 7:30 PM
Category:   Business/Action Items
Type:   Action
Subject:   16.3 High School Facility Enhancements
Strategic Plan
Policy:  
Enclosure
File Attachment:  
Summary High School Facilities Enhancement
In our original timeline for enhancements to the high schools we projected being able to begin work on these projects in 2013. However, since we were able to sell an additional $11 million in Quality School Construction Bonds and General Obligation bonds we recommend providing each high school with a budget of $1.5 million to begin addressing their facility and equipment needs. We also recommend an allocation of $150,000 to Olympic. The funding for the sites would not only come out of 2010 Measure C funds, but would also come out of the following sources that can only be spent on facility enhancements.
Prop 55
Accounting for all existing/projected financial commitments there is an available balance of $5,950,744 in Fund 33 (Prop 55). In the past, legal counsel has assured the district and Board that Prop 55 funds are fully discretionary as long as they are expended on facility improvements (capital or maintenance programs).
2002 Measure C
Accounting for all existing/projected financial commitments (including the landscaping improvements previously approved by the Board in the “2 yr Facility Improvement Plan”) there is an available balance in Fund 17 (2002 Measure C) of $2,645,153.
Developer Fees
There is an available balance of $636,594 in Fund 11 (Developer Fees)
By moving some of the high school projects up two years, we will have the ability to positively impact many of the high school students still in school. Since all our students eventually attend out high schools improvements to our high school will benefit all our students.
The Superintendent met with the principals and site representatives from all of the comprehensive high schools and though each school’s facility enhancement needs go beyond $1.5 million the funding will allow each site to begin addressing their needs. The schools identified the following items as some of their priorities: new chemistry labs; classroom technology upgrades including ceiling mounted LCD projectors and Elmo document cameras; new computer labs; classroom upgrades to implement Project Lead the Way Engineering and Bio-Tech programs; science class renovations; window upgrades; new stadium bleachers and repairing existing bleachers; reseeding of athletic fields and improving drainage; water and sewage lines to stadiums; painting; renovating classrooms, etc. Once costs of the various projects are developed, a finalized list of projects will be brought back to the Board for each high school.
Funding
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation Approve as presented.
Approvals:  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Loreen Joseph - Secretary to the Superintendent
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
Vote Results:  

Original Motion
Member (Sherry Whitmarsh) Moved, Member (Linda Mayo) seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve as presented.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion CARRIED 5 - 0
   
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Gary Eberhart     Yes
Linda Mayo     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Sherry Whitmarsh     Yes