The Augusta School Board’s five-year maintenance plan was created to protect the investment voters of the district made in new and improved buildings and facilities across the district in 2008.
The $48 million bond issue paid for two new elementary schools and many upgrades to schools and sports facilities across the district.
The average capital expenditure list is just over $500,000 per year except for 2017-2018 when a $900,000 parking lot is expected to be replaced at Augusta High School.
Superintendent John Black said this document is for planning and not a commitment of funds by the school board.
Black said he will receive annual need and want lists from each site in the district. Those lists, combined with the items on the five year plan will be used to plan budgets each year.
“Each year, these lists will be presented to the board for approval,” Black said. “Anything over $20,000 on the list will go out for bids. Otherwise, the priority list would be followed.”
He said he expected planning in this way would help the administration and school board control expenses by managing major projects better.