Capital Improvement Planning Overview

  • Through the District’s Fund Balance and the creation of a Capital Fund in 2018, the District has committed over $132 million in anchor investments to improve the conditions of schools and facilities.  

    Based on the results of an independent facility assessment conducted in 2018, the District continues to prioritize the needs of each school by utilizing a facility condition index metric used to rate the building’s exterior and interior systems. Using this data, the District addresses pressing and immediate repairs or replacement to alleviate disruption to instruction due to faulty infrastructure. Priority is given to immediate facility needs that prevent the day-to-day operations of the school. Investments are then focused on buildings that will be used for the next 20 years with high enrollment, high building utilization, and lower FCI scores.

Capital Improvement Programs

  • FY 2020 Projects Overview

    The District allocated $9.7M to address capital improvement needs across 44 facilities.

    • The investments addressed critical repair items such as HVAC and Roofing. It also supported high-capacity schools with multiple repair needs.

    The District allocated $4.3M to address facility concerns at four new facilities: Barton, Edmonson, Hamilton and Logan.

    • Barton, Edmonson and Hamilton opened as new schools for the 2019-2020 school year.
    • Logan became the new home for the Academy of the Americas as it moved from its leased site at St. Anne’s.

    The District also reserved $3.5M for any contingency related items.


    FY 2021 Projects Overview

    The District allocated $25.3M to address capital improvement needs across 90 facilities.

    • The investments addressed continued critical repairs for heating and cooling, masonry restoration, pavement, roofing, swimming pools, major renovations, and system updates.
    • The investment also addressed new installation and repairs of playground structures for 2 to 5 years and 5 to 12 years and new installation of basketball courts.

    The District allocated $8.5M to major renovations to place students in high-quality seats at facilities with improved conditions:

    • CMA to Ludington
    • DIA to Gee White
    • Pulaski to Adult Ed East

    FY 2022 Projects Overview

    The District allocated $76.2M to address capital improvement needs across 75 facilities.

    • The investments will address new heating and cooling installations, stabilization of deteriorating mechanical systems, security, savings from energy and sustainability, halted water intrusion, centralized air purification systems, and athletic facilities.
    • Schools chosen for HVAC investments were chosen based on poor functionality of the air handling systems, building controls, schools without functioning air conditioning.
    • Schools chosen for building exterior investments were chosen based on the exceeded life expectancy of their roofs, failing window systems, and water intrusion that affected the building interior and instruction.

    The District also reserved $3.8M for any contingency related items.

Contact

  • Division of Operations

    Machion Jackson
    Assistant Superintendent 
    3011 W. Grand Blvd.
    Fisher Building, 14th Floor
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Office (313) 873-6532

    Chatoris Jones
    Senior Director
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211

    Facilities 

    Cleveland Simmons
    Executive Director
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211

    Kidest Albarri
    Senior Director
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211    

    Business Operations 

    Gregory Hurst
    Deputy Executive Director
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211

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