Repainting exteriors. Upgrading cafeterias. Replacing heating and air conditioning systems. These types of projects and more are on the to-do list for Lodi Unified School District and were discussed at Tuesday's board meeting.
About 40 projects in the district that have either already begun or will start within the next year or so, totaling about $10 million, were outlined by Art Hand, assistant superintendent of facilities and planning. Fewer than half of the projects are slated for locations within Lodi. Those will cost about $2.3 million. The remainder are planned at schools in North Stockton.
Some projects will include replacing flooring, sprucing up paint jobs, and installing new heating and air conditioning systems.
Funding for the Lodi projects come from two sources. Fund 21, or Measure K, come from state reimbursements and can be used for any construction project, while Fund 14 monies are reserved for major school site maintenance projects.
Major projects on the list include the following:
- Districtwide indoor air quality investigations/repairs: $200,000.
- Districtwide roofing — 21 portable classrooms: $126,000.
- Heritage Elementary heating and air conditioning — multipurpose room: $115,000
- Lodi High roofing — phase I: $400,000.
- Henderson complex (final phase) — parking improvements/building demolition: $350,000.
- Liberty High window replacement/exterior painting: $350,000.
- Lodi High heating and air conditioning — sitewide: $150,000.
- Tokay High boiler replacement — pool and gym: $200,000.