Capital Improvement Program
The Building Services Department oversees the budgeting, planning and management of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects for the School Division. To learn more about current Capital Improvement Program, view the Current Adopted budget.
Each year the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee (LRPAC) meets to analyze data and to generate recommendations to submit to the Superintendent and the School Board concerning the CIP. Visit the Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee page to learn more about the committee and its current work.
What is a Capital Project?
A capital project is a project that requires a minimum expenditure by the County of $20,000, that has a useful life span of ten years or more, and meets one or more of the following criteria:
- Provides for the acquisition or construction of any physical facility for the community, to include consultant or professional services related to acquisition or construction.
- Provides for the acquisition of equipment for any physical facility when first constructed or acquired.
- Provides for the ongoing acquisition of major capital equipment or systems; i.e., computer technology, radio systems.
- Provides for the acquisition of land or an interest in land.
- Provides for the acquisition of public utilities.
- Funds expenditures, including additions to existing facilities, that increase the square footage or value of a facility.
- Fund expenditures for major maintenance or replacement projects on existing facilities.
A capital maintenance or replacement project is a project to repair, maintain or replace existing capital facilities for the purpose of protecting the County’s investment and minimizing future maintenance and replacement costs. To be classified as a non-recurring maintenance project, a project must have an interval between expenditures of at least five years. Individual maintenance, repair and replacement projects are not presented as separate CIP projects, but are submitted by departments as one line item for each year of the five year period.
Since technology purchases typically have a useful life of three to five years, these purchases are funded in the Capital Budget on a "pay-as-you-go" basis from current revenues, or other, non-borrowed sources of funding, such as state revenues (when available) or other local non-General Fund revenues.
Summer 2018 CIP Projects
Completed in the summer, the Woodbrook Addition added classrooms, a new gym, a new bus loop, and expanded the parking at the school. Renovations will occur in the summer of 2019, to update the older sections of the building.
The addition and renovations will alleviate overcrowding issues at both Woodbrook and some adjacent elementary schools, adding to the school's capacity.
Western Albemarle High School Science Lab Renovations
As part of Learning Space Modernization, Western Albemarle's Science Labs and Industrial Arts classrooms received an update including new furniture and interior renovations.
An addition is planned in the summer of 2019 to add about 10,000 square feet of classroom space to the campus.
Murray High School Renovations
Murray High School received renovations to the front entrance and associated administrative area. That office space was converted into collaborative learning space for students.
Part of the Learning Space Modernization, furniture at for 13 elementary schools and 2 high schools were updated. 92 total classrooms recieved new furnishings. All furniture purchased was chosen to support modern educational practices, catering to new standards of learning and division practices.
Albemarle High School - Renovations to 7 Science Labs and 8 classrooms.
Burley Middle School - Renovations to 4 Science Labs and 2 classrooms.
Henley Middle School - Renovations to 4 Science Labs and 2 classrooms.
Sutherland Middle School - Renovations to 4 Science labs, 2 classrooms, and a media center.