At A Glance: Richland 2 Capital Improvements
Trustees approve 8 percent capital improvements budget Tuesday night
The Richland Two Board of Trustees approved its capital improvements budget Tuesday and authorized a number of upgrades throughout the district.
The 8 percent capital improvements budget represents a total investment of $4,223,130.
A full breakdown of projects can be viewed in the attached PDF, but here’s a look at some of the most expensive projects.
- Replace the track surface and press box at Richland Northeast: $376,350
- Replace track surface at Ridge View: $325,000
- Replace fire alarm at Ridge View: $321,000
- Expand Killian Bus Lot: $310,000
- Replace HVAC units at multiple schools and electrical upgrades: $400,000
- Athletic equipment upgrades at high schools and middle schools: $100,000
- Band equipment improvements at high schools and middle schools: $160,000
- Upgrades for district wide furniture: $125,000
Board member James Manning briefly delayed the vote on the budget after a parent raised concerns about the athletic fields at Richland Northeast.
After fellow board member Melinda Anderson called a brief recess, the board and facilities director Jack Carter determined that necessary improvements to the fields not already included in the capital improvements budget could be funded using other means, Anderson said.
The capital improvements budget is only a small part of the 2012-13 budget. The full budget will be discussed by the board in coming weeks.
Here's a look at how much money was allocated to schools in the Spring Valley/Ridge View area of Northeast Columbia. These figures do not include money allocated to all schools for athletic and band equipment.
- Ridge View High: $646,000
- Summit Parkway Middle: $127,500
- E.L. Wright Middle: $122,500
- Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary: $72,000
- Killian Elementary: $60,525
- Spring Valley High: $25,150
- North Springs Elementary: $15,350
- Rice Creek Elementary: $15,350