BOE sets capital plans

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Troy Board of Education approved on Monday a capital plan for the 2016-2017 school year.

The capital plan lists capital improvements valued at over $50,000 that the school system could use.

The plan details over 30 items that range from $60,000 to $7.5 million.

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Dr. Lee Hicks, superintendent of Troy City Schools, said that it acts as a “wish list” for the school system.

“A lot of school systems don’t file anything, and then legislators will pull them to see what schools need and say ‘You’re requesting funds but you don’t need anything,” Hicks said. “These are perfect-world scenarios.”

Items on the list include improvements for all three city schools, the board and the Troy-Pike Regional Center for Technology. Improvements include additions, renovations, information technology, roofing, heating and cooling, land improvements and land acquisitions. No specific details are listed about the items.

Board member Roxie Kitchens said that it isn’t an improvement that would qualify for the list, but that she’d like to see the PA system in the gym fixed or replaced.

Hicks said that he’s been trying to get a quote on it for over five years but could never get a response.

Hicks reported that sales tax decreased by 1.7 percent in July, but that revenue was 4 percent more through August than what was budgeted.