Maintenance/Energy Supervisor Paul Ramsey has compiled a list of projects from information gleaned from principals of the city’s school. These projects vary in scope of need and expense, and little has been scheduled at this time.
The three projects now being constructed include renovation of the Betsy Vines (Little) Theater on the Cleveland High School campus. Upland Design Group has a contract for design of the theater, which will cost approximately $350,000 and be paid for with sales tax revenue.
Also scheduled for this summer will be renovation of the heating and air conditioning units in the east wing of the high school. The $323,000 contract bid went to Four Seasons Construction Company of Knoxville, although that was more funding than the board had previously approved. Work will begin as soon as classes let out for the summer, and hopefully be completed by Aug. 1. Revenue for the project will be from sales tax.
The third and final project now under way is the lighting of all of the athletic fields on the Cleveland Middle School campus. Cost will be $350,000, with annual payments through 2016 to Musco Lighting.
In addition, the new Science Wing at Cleveland High was finished last year and has been in use this school year. It was a multimillion dollar project.
Ramsey’s facilities plan is a tool for future capital projects for the school system. It includes projected needs from all nine schools, the maintenance department and central office.
Needs range from a single project at E.L. Ross, two at Mayfield and 27 for the high school. Some of the projects will begin as soon as possible, others well into the future.
Proposed projects include:
Arnold — A redesigned and restriped parking lot, a handicapped-accessible ramp at the main entrance, and replacement or retrofitted lights with more energy-efficient fixtures.
Blythe-Bower — Repair windows in the cafeteria, resurfaced parking area, and lights with more energy-efficient fixtures.
Mayfield — Painting the hallway walls, and replacement of the gymnasium floor.
E.L. Ross — More energy-efficient lights.
George R. Stuart — Remodeling of classrooms, hallways and restrooms with painting, new fixtures and tiles; resurfacing of auditorium roof; new windows in the gym; new carpet and tile in auditorium; replace all HVAC units; and energy-efficient lights.
Donald P. Yates — Energy-efficient lights.
Teen Learning Center — Replace roof-top units for HVAC, energy-efficient lights, resurface and restripe parking lots (front and back), replace exterior door in classroom 5, and paint two classrooms.
Cleveland Middle — Update energy management software, refinish gym floor and replace lights with more energy-efficient fixtures.
Cleveland High — Refinish the gymnasium floor; new telephone system; asbestos abatement for east wing; new tile for east and west wings; more energy-efficient lights; west wing windows; refurbish west wing lockers; remodel front lobby and reception areas; remodel old art rooms to Faculty Bridge Room; remodel old science lab to art rooms; remodel Family Consumer Science Room; new electronic sign; keyless entry for east and west wings; rubber floor for dome weight room; remodel concession stand and press box; remodel girls’ basketball locker room; add three new computer labs; air conditioning for girls’ softball locker room; batting cage for softball facilities; metal wall at baseball stadium; renovations for band room; commercial-sized projectors and sound for choir, library, band and commons areas; repairing east wing parking lot, add west wing parking lot and center east wing lot; paint the awning for entire complex; and repair the dome ceiling.
Maintenance department — New work truck, eight-passenger van (has been ordered), and cargo work van (has been ordered).
Central office — New carpet, paint and furniture for the board room.
There is a second list with individual items listed for each school, which include windows, doors, commodes, desks, tables, chairs, fencing, carpeting, bleachers, shelving and cabinets, and additional items. As might be expected, this list is much longer than the previous list.
Ramsey’s report includes aerial photographs and interior graphs of all the city’s school facilities.
There is also a list of square footing for all buildings, building value, value of the contents and total value.
The value of Cleveland High School, and its contents, is $47,046,343.
Other facilities and value: Cleveland Middle School ($29,365,940); Blythe-Bower ($17,008,994); Mayfield ($12,625,270); George R. Stuart ($9, 372,609); Arnold ($8,916,615); E.L. Ross ($6,902,395); D.P. Yates ($6,020,592); Teen Learning Center ($3,426,731); Central office ($1,265,548), CHS wrestling building ($1,159,065), maintenance building ($713,555), football athletic building ($692,849), baseball and football concessions ($432,167); STaR Center ($333,144).
Total value of school system facilities is $61,812,240.
The report includes additional charts for roof data for all school facilities, and immediate priorities for each school.