It is presently estimated that over the 6 year period of the Half-Cent Sales Surtax, $198 million will be generated. Because the sales surtax will only generate $198 million of the $756 million identified in the needs assessment, only partial funding can be allocated for each category. This results in funding for the higher priority components in each of the categories to address the most critical condition codes.
The components of each of the three categories (Facility Renewal, District School Security, and Educational Technology) were ranked in order of relative importance within the category. Prioritization was further refined by identifying those critical infrastructure systems where failure to renew either jeopardized mission delivery or significantly increased capital costs for repair-at-failure. As an example in the Facility Renewal category, air conditioning was ranked higher (more important) because it impacts the student learning environment more than signage or paving which is not essential for the educational mission. Attachment B is listed by prioritization of the components in each category matching Attachment A.
Facility Renewal- 17 components were identified as mission critical priorities. These components include Code/Life Safety elements (fire alarms), critical Building System elements (mechanical, plumbing, electrical) and Building Envelope elements (walls, roofing, doors, windows). Attachment C and Attachment D are a summary and detailed report respectively listing districtwide estimates of all the Condition Code 1 and 2 items planned to be funded by the Half-Cent Sales Surtax. All of the Condition Code 1 items for these 17 components and 13 of the Condition Code 2 items are anticipated to be funded.
District School Security - Perimeter/Entry Fencing and Building Access Security Equipment were fully funded to enhance student and staff safety. Attachment C and Attachment D are a summary and detailed report respectively listing the estimated districtwide expenditures for district school security.
Educational Technology - Technology Building Cabling, Classroom Technology Infrastructure and Technology Equipment Renewal were fully funded to comply with legislative and mission critical requirements. Those educational technology elements prioritized to be funded were found to be more mission critical than the facility renewal items unfunded. Attachment C and Attachment D are a summary and detailed report respectively listing the estimated districtwide expenditures for educational technology.
Reserve - A reserve of approximately $10 million total, slightly less than 2 million per year, has been established to fund unforeseen failures or where unfunded Condition Code 1 or 2 elements become critical safety factors or negatively impact the education mission..