FHSD Developing Facilities Master Plan

Posted on 10/21/2018
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FHSD is developing a long-term facilities master plan to help define the District’s facilities needs over the next decade. FHSD has 28 separate facilities, including three early childhood centers, ten elementary schools, five middle schools,  three high schools,  an  administration building, and six other sites. Those 28 sites include over 2.7 million square feet of building space under roof, with miles of plumbing and wiring, and hundreds of mechanical systems. The average building in the District is 30 years old, and the oldest building is 55 years old.

AuditoriumThe average life expectancy for most major building components (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, floors, roofs, lights, etc.) is 25 years. To help put this in perspective, half of our heating and air conditioning systems will reach the end of their life expectancy in the next five years. Replacing these systems alone is estimated to cost more than $25 million. With dozens of buses and often hundreds of cars per day at FHSD schools, our parking lots are in need of significant maintenance. Replacing parking lots district-wide could cost as much as $10 million.

CafeteriaThe District is at a critical juncture in terms of facilities. Our older buildings are in need of significant repair and maintenance. Updating major systems will be costly, and many of the instructional spaces are not designed for today’s educational needs. The long-term facilities master plan will help determine how best to address these issues so that we can adequately meet the learning needs of students today – and for the next 50 years.

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