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Dare school board adopts capital improvement plan

On March 12, Dare County Board of Education adopted a five-year capital improvement plan.

The projects will be submitted to the county’s Board of Commissioners for funding.

In selecting the projects, the school staff used guidelines provided by the county.

The plan calls for spending $7.785 million over five years.

For the upcoming fiscal year, the plan proposes spending $1.275 million on the following eight items:

Kitty Hawk Elementary, air handler replacement, $125,000

First Flight Middle, air handler replacement, $110,000, first of four years

First Flight Middle, gym floor and bleacher replacement, $140,000

Manteo High, standalone field house, $400,000

Manteo Middle, exterior paint/siding, $100,000

Cape Hatteras Secondary, field house renovations, $200,000

Cape Hatteras Secondary, rooftop units, $140,000

District, HVAC controls hardware/software upgrades, $60,000, first of three years

In a memorandum to the board, Russ Gurganus, facilities director, and Candy Tilly, chief financial officer, wrote “Because this plan is a living document, the focus is on the projects needed next year, and the items identified in the subsequent four years represent our best projections at this time.”

Listed as projects for Fiscal Year 2021 are:

First Flight High, chiller compressor overhaul, $180,000

First Flight Elementary, air handler replacement, $110,000, first of three years

First Flight Middle, air handler replacement, $110,000

Nags Head Elementary, cooling tower replacement, $145,000

Manteo High, low slope roof replacement, $650,000, first of two years

Cape Hatteras Secondary, gym/low slope roof replacement, $200,000

District, HVAC controls hardware/software upgrades, $60,000

Total for FY 2021: $1,455,000

Listed as projects for fiscal year 2022 are:

First Flight Elementary, air handler replacement, $110,000

First Flight Elementary, boiler upgrades, $200,000

First Flight Middle, air handler replacement, $60,000

Manteo High, low slope roof replacement, $550,000

Manteo Elementary, chiller replacement, $350,000

Cape Hatteras Elementary, exterior paint/siding, $90,000

Total for FY 2022: $1,420,000

Listed as projects for fiscal year 2023 are:

Kitty Hawk Elementary, partial roof replacement, $180,000

First Flight Elementary, air handler replacement, $125,000

First Flight Middle, boiler upgrades, $280,000

First Flight Middle, air handler replacement, $60,000

Manteo High, gym floor major renovations, $90,000

Manteo High, chiller replacements (three), $540,000, first of two years

Cape Hatteras Elementary, air handler replacement, $110,000

District, central storage building at maintenance, $400,000

Total for FY 2023: $1,785,000

Listed as projects for fiscal year 2024 are:

First Flight High, cooling tower refurbishment, $60,000

First Flight High, roof replacement, $600,000

Nags Head Elementary, chiller compressor overhaul, $160,000

Manteo High, chiller replacements (three), $150,000

Cape Hatteras Secondary, kitchen renovations, $180,000

Cape Hatteras Elementary, roof replacement, $700,000

Total for FY 2024: $1,850,000

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