In addition to new school buildings and additions, the SCA invests millions of capital dollars annually to maintain and upgrade existing school buildings. Every year, the SCA manages a team of architects and engineers who visit every school to assess and rate existing building systems. Those systems rated as being in the worst condition are contemplated to be included in the Capital Plan as new projects. One primary goal is to make sure that our existing aging buildings are watertight. In order to accomplish this goal, those exterior systems that are rated poorly are prioritized to be replaced.
In a five year capital plan funding is provided for thousands of interior and exterior projects. They include new roofs, parapets, and/or windows as well as hundreds of upgrades to electrical systems, heating plants and climate controls. Other projects such as new science labs, kitchen and other room upgrades enhance the learning environment for our students. To ensure that this work does not disrupt the learning process, our contractors perform most of this work after normal school hours.