9.2 Older School Improvements

In September 1998 Applied Management Engineering, Inc. (AME) prepared a Facility Condition Assessment of all Washoe County School District facilities. This assessment recommended $80,000,000 of upgrades and improvements and prioritized these projects for completion by the School District. In March 1998 the Board of Trustees authorized the expenditure of $15,000,000 from the 1998 Bond issue for upgrading and improvement of existing School District facilities in the priority order outlined by AME. The breakdown of the $15,000,000 is as follows:



School Buildings --------------- $10,125,00
School Sites ------------------- $2,430,000
School ADA Improvements ---- $2,445,000


Using AME's Facility Condition Assessment, a five-year plan for completion of the Bond- funded projects was developed. The plan allows for the combination and sequencing of over 200 projects for maximum efficiency and economy of construction. Building project categories in the five-year plan include roofing, fire alarm upgrades, electrical improvements, structural improvements, floor covering, cleaning and sealing of exterior walls, lighting upgrades, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) improvements, and architectural upgrades. In the Site category items such as asphalt, concrete stairways and walkway repairs, playground equipment base repairs, drainage improvements, and bleacher renovations are included. The ADA portion of the funding includes the upgrades of restrooms and site access, including handicapped ramps and elevator installation and renovation.


As of the fall of 2001, the following funds have been expended.



School Buildings --------------- $7,800,000
School Sites ------------------- $1,500,000
School ADA Improvements ---- $1,700,000