FHSD has $11,100,000 in bond money to complete 12 capital projects. The first three projects on the District’s list are the Fairmount elementary HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) renovations, Barnwell Middle HVAC renovations and the FHHS athletic complex. The three projects are set to start during the summer of 2012.
Kevin Supple, the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of FHSD’s Finance and Operation is in charge of planning, funding and putting all capital projects into effect. Supple believes the HVAC systems are becoming less useful and need to be replaced.
“The HVAC renovations are necessary to ensure a comfortable learning environment for students and staff,” Supple said. “The activity fields at FHHS will provide them a home field for baseball and softball, as well as practice areas for a variety of activities.”
Board of Education director, Mike Hoehn believes the projects should get completed to benefit the students.
“We have a lot of demands for the limit of funds that we have available, but that’s the amount of money we’re going to have to deal with,” Hoehn said.
There will be a better idea of what funds will be available for the remaining capital projects once the construction projects at FHHS, Castlio Elementary School, and the first three capital projects are complete,
“They won’t be able to do everything at once, but eventually it’ll all get taken care of,” Board Secretary, Patty Knight said.