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 2020 CIP Projects
The Scottsville Addition project anticipates adding about 17,500 square feet to the building, as well as making improvements to the existing building and site. The additions will include four additional classrooms, two resource classrooms, two offices, a bathroom, and a full-size gym. Part of the construction was completed over the summer, including a new bus loop. This project is expected to be complete for the 2021-2022 school year.
Red Hill Addition
The addition would add 6,300 square feet, comprised of a new gymnasium and support spaces such as staff offices and storage space. Design and preparation work was complete this summer, with an expected opening for the 2021-2022 school year. In addition, a new trailer was installed on site, to temporarily assist with overcrowding.
- Albemarle High School - Upgraded boilers, water heater, chiller, and waste water pumps
- VMF - Replaced existing unit ventilator system with new VRF system
- Walton - Upgraded chiller, cooling tower, and office A/C system
- Brownsville - Kitchen hood and ceilings upgraded
- Jouett and Henley - Freezer/Cooler Walk-in upgraded
Projects in Design
Due to population growth in the Crozet area, an addition is being designed for Crozet Elementary school. The project expects to add an estimated 28,000 square feet to the building, as well as make improvements to the existing building and site. Designs are looking to add 17 classrooms, 3 smaller resource classrooms, 2 offices, a faculty workroom and various support spaces, as well as expanding the cafeteria and media center.
Improvements would increase the capacity at Crozet Elementary school and reduce crowding in both it and other, adjacent schools. The addition is expected to open in the 2022-2023 school year.