Parkland Ready for $24 Million in Repairs
A feasibility study illustrates the need for about $24 million of repairs and maintenance districtwide, which will be financed by a bond. The plan will be presented to the board in September.
Editor's Note: Corrected to reflect when Kratzer Elementary School was last renovated.
Parkland School District's Personnel and Finance Committee has completed a feasibility study to address borrowing money needed for districtwide repairs and maintenance.
The committee will address the board with the study, performed by USA Architects, in September, asking to float a $24 million bond issue for the following items:
- Kratzer Elementary School renovations
- HVAC and exhaust systems
- Roofing projects
- Paving repairs and maintenance
- Parking lot repairs and maintenance
- Plumbing maintenance
- Bus purchases
- Building access system and surveillance camera upgrades
- Technology infrastructure and computer purchases
- Energy audits for larger schools (Orefield Middle School, Springhouse Middle School, Parkland High School)
Superintendent Rich Sniscak said Kratzer was last renovated in 1991 and the district is having trouble finding replacement parts for broken items.
"This is the first step in a plan that in the next few months we should have the nuts and bolts of," said John Vignone, the district's director of business administration.