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Capital projects for 2021 reviewed by U-46 board
By Seth Hancock
The Board of Education in School District U-46 was presented with a summary of 2021 capital projects at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 11.
There are 30 projects listed in the summary totaling $28.2 million, the capital projects fund making up $21 million of the work.
Sheila Downs, director of plant operations, said the projects come from the Fiscal Year 2020 budget.
“Some of the projects, most of the projects, are going to be funded from… funds that are identified for capital projects,” Downs said. “We do have health/life safety funds that have been allocated for items that have been identified for our health/life safety reports that you review each year. Maintenance and grounds budgets have allocations for particular projects, and then we received a $50,000 school maintenance ground grant that will go towards the Ridge Circle (Elementary School in Streamwood) domestic water project.”
The highest price tag is $7.2 million for the third phase of an interior buildout at 1019 East Chicago St., in Elgin, which was purchased recently by the district.
Elgin High School leads school buildings with three projects totaling $3.2 million, one of which board member Melissa Owens asked about. The district will spend $2 million on a mechanical work and remodel/replace lockers projects and Owens asked if those were separate projects.
“That’s correct,” Downs said. “While we’re at each site, we try to be efficient as possible and so there is going to be work happening in the locker room at that location.”
The additional projects at Elgin are the final phase of a domestic water project and a power pole replacement project.