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Maintenance Capital Project

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"A new roof and HVAC system at Brookview demonstrates a commitment to providing students and staff with a safe and comfortable environment conducive to learning." -- Alicia Spitz, Brookview Elementary Principal

WHAT:

Starting with the 2024-25 District Vote on May 21, 2024, West Irondequoit is launching a new initiative – an annual Maintenance Capital Project (MCP). It will be a proposition on the ballot each year. The MCP is targeted for smaller projects, such as new roofs or heating/cooling upgrades, for our schools. They will be limited in scope and cost to ensure NO IMPACT ON YOUR TAX RATE. 

WHY:By proactively addressing maintenance issues and not allowing our buildings to deteriorate, we avoid higher costs of future repairs. At Brookview Elementary, for example, we have already engaged in extensive roof repairs to prevent leaks and more damage. These smaller projects will allow us to address maintenance projects that are too large for the Capital Outlay Exclusion Projects (limited to $100,000) and better position the larger project, such as the R.I.S.E. (approved on the 2023-24 project) to be more focused on improving our instructional spaces, facilities and programs. 

HOW/2024-25 PROPOSITION #1:The MCP proposal for 2024-25 will help fortify Brookview Elementary.  The cost is $1.62 million. It will fund a:

  • New roof
  • New HVAC unit (heating, ventilation & air conditioning)
  • New boiler

Twenty years ago, five of our elementary schools - Briarwood, Brookview, Colebrook, Listwood and Southlawn - were sparkling, new buildings. Now they need new roofs and more. Recent issues at Brookview caused roof leaks and disruptions to instruction from inadequate heating or cooling. Contractor Elmer Davis Roofing reports that the roof is in "extremely poor" condition. “The TPO membrane is weathered away and there are numerous areas of exposed polyester scrim. This condition is present throughout the entire (roof). This is a serious condition," and should be addressed as soon as possible.

2024-2025 Brookview School (proposed)

three students in field

In the spring of 2023 some of "Brookview's Best" enjoyed a game of kickball on the school playground. We are happy to report this trio - (from L to R) Nora Guerrier, Bilal Beshir and Brayden Crane - are now fourth graders at Rogers Middle School!

roof patches at Brookview

The Brookview roof already has needed to be patched to prevent leaks into the school. In an evaluation of the roof, contractor Elmer Davis describes the roof as in "extremely poor condition."

Brookview picture

Twenty years ago, five of our elementary schools - Briarwood, Brookview, Colebrook, Listwood and Southlawn - were sparkling, new buildings. Now they need new roofs and more.