CLINTON — Though not an action item on the agenda at Monday’s meeting, the Clinton School Board discussed the district’s five-year Capital Projects List.
District Chief Financial Officer Cindy McAleer said Monday that the list, consisting of projects set for completion from this year to 2023, was compiled by building principals, as well as Athletic Director Justin Remington and his colleagues, who submitted lists of needs in their specific buildings,
From there, McAleer and Superintendent Gary DeLacy “examined all of the requests,” ultimately completing the list. McAleer said the list used to cover just three years, but recently the five-year approach has better suited district officials. According to the list, funding for the array of projects is slated to come from Physical Plant and Equipment Levy resources, fundraising, and other pre-budgeted sources.
Increased emphasis is now being placed on Clinton High School due to infrastructure needs in the building that are now demanding more attention, McAleer said while introducing a special initiative to address those needs.
“We all know that there are a lot of different inside infrastructure items that need to be addressed at Clinton High,” McAleer told school board members on Monday. “What we’ve identified is that these will all go into what we’ll call the Clinton High School ‘Big’ Project. We’re hoping in two years that our Bond Anticipation Notes will be paid off so that will free up a little more Local Option Sales Tax money. We could be talking millions of dollars as far as doing the enhancements at Clinton High School.”
Some of those projects highlighted by the list include window replacements on the east, north and south sides of the building, ADA compliancy initiatives, and heating and cooling work to the “main building,” according to the list compiled by McAleer.
At Bluff Elementary School, projects over the next five years include motorized bleachers in the gymnasium, LED lighting initiatives, and entrance work. Whittier Elementary’s list features LED lighting, locker updates and office cooling projects.
Eagle Heights Elementary School officials have listed such items as window shades and sidewalk work, while Clinton Middle School’s list includes work on the south and west commons areas, an east library and LRC project, and improved security camera technology.
Jefferson Elementary’s list features just one item – a concrete work project and addition of a “walking rail.”