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Capital Improvement Plan presented for Dare Schools

On Tuesday, March 15, 2018, Dare County’s Board of Education took a look at a five-year Capital Improvement Plan.

In April, the plan will be put to a vote and then sent to the Dare County Board of Commissioners for consideration and funding.

The requested projects spread $7.09 million over five years.

In Fiscal Year 2019, projects totaling $1.43 million include air handler replacement, $125,000,  for Kitty Hawk Elementary; chiller replacement, $530,000, and air handler replacement, $110,000, for First Flight Middle, first of four years; partial roof replacement, $130,000 and fuel oil storage tank replacement, $155,000, representing additional funds to complete projects, for Manteo High School; gym floor replacement, $180,000, for Manteo Middle; 4 rooftop unit replacements, $180,000, Cape Hatteras Secondary; HVAC controls hardware/software update, $100,000, districtwide, first of four years.

In Fiscal Year 2020, projects totaling $1,365,000 include partial roof replacement, $200,00, and air handler replacement $125,000 for Kitty Hawk Elementary; cooling tower refurbishment, $60,000 for First Flight High; air handler replacement, $100,000, second of four years, and gym floor replacement, $85,000, for First Flight Middle; locker rooms/bathrooms/stadium, $400,000, for Manteo High; concessions building bathrooms, $200,000, and gym, low slope roof replacement, $125,000, for Cape Hatteras Secondary; HVAC controls, $60,000, second of four years, districtwide.

In Fiscal Year 2021, projects totaling $1,275,000 include parking lot renovation, $65,000, for Kitty Hawk Elementary; chiller compressor overhaul, $200,000 for First Flight High; air handler replacement, $110,000, first of three years, for First Flight Elementary; air handler replacement, $100,000, third of four years, for First Flight Middle; parking lot repairs, $50,000, and chiller compressor overhaul, $160,000, for Nags Head Elementary; low slope roof replacement, $250,000, for Manteo High; gym floor replacement, $85,000 for Manteo Elementary; air handler upgrade, $120,000, and parking lot renovation, $65,000, for Cape Hatteras Elementary; HVAC controls, $60,000 third of four years.

In Fiscal Year 2022, projects totaling $1.69 million include parking lot renovations, $175,000, for First Flight High; air handler replacement, $110,000, second of three years, for First Flight Elementary; air handler replacement, $125,000, last of four years, and gym bleacher replacement, $125,000, for First Flight Middle; gym floor major renovations, $90,000, for Manteo High; kitchen renovations, $250,000, for Cape Hatteras Secondary; maintenance/transportation entrance, pave parking, $120,000; central storage building at maintenance, $500,000; HVAC controls, $60,000, last of four years, districtwide.

For Fiscal Year 2023, projects totaling $1.33 million include air handler replacement, $110,000, last of three years, for First Flight Elementary; repave parking lots, $180,000 for First Flight Elementary and Middle; 3 chiller replacements, $690,000, for Manteo High; chiller replacement, $350,000 for Manteo Elementary.

The district will consider converting the boilers to natural gas for First Flight Elementary and Middle for Fiscal Year 2020, but a price is not yet determined.

The school board’s capital improvement committee is composed of board members Charlotte White, Mary Ellon Ballance and Joe Tauber.

The plan was presented by Chief Finance Officer Anna McGinnis and Russ Gurganus. Facilities Director.

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