At the next Leon County School Board meeting, school board members owill begin the process of approving the proposed 2019-2020 capital budget. The budget proposes approximately $12 million for projects at Rickards High School and Conley and WT Moore elementary schools.
Total revenue allocated to capital expenditures for 2019-20 is estimated to be $50.9 million. Approximately $20 million of this total is already obligated to items like bond payments and lease payments.
Another $7 million is allocated to mandatory budgeted items which include, enterprise software, property insurance and salaries for maintenance and construction.
Approximately $10.8 million is allocated to specific departments with the majority, $7 million, going to maintenance and construction projects. The maintenance projects roof repair, flooring, HVAC, painting and preventive maintenance.
The majority of the construction expenditures are allocated to renovations and remodeling.
The major project expenditures highlighted in the LCS document includes $9.4 million at Rickards High School for renovations, remodeling and site work. Approximately $950,000 at Conley Elementary for renovations and remodeling and $1 million at Moore Elementary for site work.
Once approved by the board, the capital budget goes through the required public notice and is brought back to the school board for another vote. Superintendent Rocky Hanna is recommending the budget come back to the board for consideration and vote on May 28, 2019.