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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.

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:

  • 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 (, , )

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.

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