Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for FY 2022

Overview | Objectives | Status Updates | Timeline | FY 2021 Capital Improvement Plan 

Overview

Every two years, the School Board adopts a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that addresses APS capital needs—investments needed to improve or enhance the infrastructure of our schools—over the next ten years. The CIP includes major capital projects, such as new schools and school additions, as well as major maintenance and minor construction projects.

In June 2020, due to budgetary pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the School Board, in conjunction with the County Board, pivoted away from preparing a ten-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and, instead, developed a one-year CIP. This year, the School Board is considering adopting a FY 2022 Four-to-Six-year CIP to continue building:

  • plans to address APS seat needs due to ongoing student enrollment growth,
  • facility enhancements at the Career Center,
  • the Heights Building site, and
  • needed upgrades for air quality, security, kitchens, and fields.

Recognizing that these needs might outweigh anticipated financing available, the School Board directs the Superintendent to develop a Four-to-Six-year CIP that aligns with the APS equity policy. The CIP will be acted upon by the School Board in June 2021 and then development will begin of a 10-year CIP to be approved in June 2022. 


Objectives

In June 2021, the School Board will adopt an Interim FY 2022 Four-to-Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that:

  • Meets the projected need for seats at all levels based on the Fall 2020 projections
  • Potentially includes additions, modifications, program moves, leased space, new construction, and/or other solutions that fit within the projected Four-to-Six-year CIP funding
  • Considers creative solutions for sizes, grade levels, and locations of all option schools,to include consideration of Pre-K thru 8 and/or Grades 6-12 models of instruction for some schools
  • Provides the appropriate facilities to accommodate the full-time high school students on the Career Center campus
  • Examines creative solutions for more efficient use of the Career Center campus
  • Considers creative solutions to meet accessibility and short-term parking needs at The Heights

Status Update

Feb. 2

The 2020 3-Year Enrollment Projections available can be viewed at www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Fall-2020-Enrollment-Projections-Report-Final-for-Website.pdf

Jan. 21, 2021

The School Board adopted the Direction for the Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2022 Four-to-Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan  Press Release  | Presentation 

Jan. 7, 2021

Direction for the Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2022 Four-to-Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan

June 25, 2020

FY 2021 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Action Item Presentation and School Board Motion  | Recorded meeting 

The following status update was shared at the June 25 School Board meeting:

    • The FY 2021 CIP was limited to one year due to uncertainty because of the pandemic
    • The CIP was adopted without 800+ seats at the Career Center since the estimated cost of the project came in significantly over budget
    • By 2024-25, APS will need about 1,000 PreK-Grade 12 seats
    • Instructional planning needs to inform how new capacity fits within our school division
    • Facilities and instructional planning will run concurrently with recommendations ahead of the CIP process

Tentative Timeline

2020-21 School Board Meetings and APS Activities
August
September
  • APS begins re-evaluation of previous site studies, with input from FAC and JFAC
October
January 2020
February
March
  • APS publishes Annual Update
  • APS completes evaluation of previous site studies
May and June
  • May 6 School Meeting: Superintendent proposes FY 2022 CIP
  • May 11 Work Session on the Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2022 CIP
  • May 25 Work Session on the Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2022 CIP
  • June 3 School Board Meeting: School Board’s Proposed FY 2022 CIP
  • June 4 Work Session on the School Board’s Proposed FY 2022 CIP
  • June 10 Public Hearing on the School Board’s Proposed FY 2022 CIP
  • June 15 Work Session on the School Board’s Proposed FY 2022 CIP
  • June 25 School Board Meeting: School Board Adopts FY 2022 CIP