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Classroom 2012

Schools put together a six-year plan to spend $106 million.

According to a preliminary spending plan by Alexandria City Public Schools, the next six years will see some major improvements for the city’s school facilities.

The projects outlined in the plan, one step in the city’s budget process, include a wide array of services and construction — ranging from the new facility for T.C. Williams High School to a playground resurfacing at Maury Elementary School. Administration planners have a budget and timeline for each school:

Adams Elementary School

Built in 1966, this school has $6 million worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include a $4.5 million replacement of the central heat and air-conditioning system in 2009, $659,280 in payments to architectural consultants in 2008 and 2009, a $604,340 sprinkler replacement in 2009 and a $260,965 replacement of the school’s fire-alarm system in 2008.

Barrett Elementary School

Built in 1949, this school has $1.9 million worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include a $745,500 classroom addition in 2011, a $344,500 sprinkler system in 2012, a $300,800 roof replacement in 2011, $154,030 in payments to architectural consultants in 2011 and 2012, a $149,500 fire-alarm replacement in 2011, a $134,900 refurbishment of a metal roof over the school’s “Kindergarten Pod” in 2009.

Jefferson-Houston School for Arts and Academics

Built in 1970, this school has $1.4 million worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include a $565,664 roof replacement in 2011, a $391,910 sprinkler system in 2011, a $113,600 rubber playground surfacing in 2011 and a $113,268 payment to architectural consultants in 2010 and 2011.

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy

Built in 1958, this school has $382,709 worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include a $347,919 sprinkler system in 2012 and a $34,790 payment to architectural consultants in 2012.

Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology

Built in 1955, this school has $2.6 million worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include a $904,500 classroom addition in 2010, a $402,000 renovation to the administrative office in 2010, a $389,400 elevator upgrade in 2010, a $347,800 sprinkler system in 2010, a $155,400 fire-alarm replacement in 2010, a $147,400 relocation and improvement of the playground in 2010 and a $219,870 payment to architectural consultants in 2009.

Hammond Middle School

Built in 1956, this school has $3.2 million worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include a $2 million replacement of the central heat and air-conditioning system and sprinkler system in 2007, a $610,200 roof replacement in 2010, a $500,000 plan to improve athletic fields in 2009 and 2011, a $610,200 roof replacement in 2010 and $111,020 in payments to architectural consultants in 2009 and 2011.

Macarthur Elementary School

Built in 1942, this school has $2.3 million worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include a $791,000 classroom addition in 2012, a $359,784 roof replacement in 2009, a $355,100 sprinkler system in 2012, a $350,000 replacement of the central heat and air-conditioning system in 2007, a $210,600 replacement of the wood-framed windows in the front wing of the building in 2008 and $188,580 in payments to architectural consultants in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Mason Elementary School

Built in 1939, this school has $1 million worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include a $239,395 sprinkler system in 2011, a $142,618 upgrade to the central heat and air-conditioning system in 2011, a $120,700 rubber playground surfacing in 2011, a $120,000 parking lot expansion in 2008, a $113,400 library window replacement in 2008, a $106,964 replacement of the fire-alarm system in 2011, a $102,000 elevator replacement in 2011 and $82,440 in payments to architectural consultants in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

Maury Elementary School

Built in 1929, this school has recently completed a complete renovation that upgraded the school in a three-phase plan. The only project scheduled for the next six years is a $113,600 rubber playground surfacing in 2011.

Minnie Howard School

Built in 1954, this school has $20.3 million expansion plan scheduled in the next six years. The project includes 48,000 square feet of new construction in a new two-story addition to the existing structure in 2009 and 2010. The project will also build additions to the media center, gymnasium, cafeteria and new office space for the administration and guidance staff. During construction, the school’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems will be replaced.

Patrick Henry Elementary School

Built in 1953, this school has $2 million worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include a $1.1 million classroom addition in 2009, a $299,200 sprinkler system in 2009, $162,510 in payments to architect consultants in 2008 and 2009, a $129,200 fire-alarm system in 2008, a $113,600 rubber playground surfacing in 2011 and a $110,000 replacement of all classroom cabinetry in 2008

Polk Elementary School

Built in 1965, this school has $6.7 million worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include a $3.6 million replacement of the central heat and air-conditioning system and electrical system in 2010 and 2011, a $1.2 million gymnasium addition in 2009 and 2010, $593,565 in payments to architectural consultants in 2008 and 2009, a $385,400 sprinkler system in 2010, a $381,600 elevator upgrade in 2010, a $172,200 fire-alarm replacement in 2010, a $159,000 parking lot expansion in 2010, a $156,200 rubber playground surfacing in 2011 and a $62,250 plumbing upgrade in 2010.

Ramsay Elementary School

Built in 1958, this school has $1.8 million worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include the addition of a $1 million elevator in 2011, a $464,545 sprinkler system in 2012, a $156,200 rubber playground surfacing in 2011 and $151,450 in payments to architectural consultants in 2011 and 2012.

Mount Vernon Community School

Built in 1923, this school has $1.1 million worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include a $496,012 sprinkler system in 2012, a $304,371 upgrade to the central heat and air-conditioning system in 2010, a $225,460 replacement of the fire-alarm system in 2012 and $102,580 in payments to architectural consultants in 2010 and 2012.

T.C. Williams High School

Built in 1965, the existing structure is scheduled for demolition. In its place, a $98.9 million new school will be constructed. The school division has already paid $27 million toward the school, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2007. In 2011, administrators plan to construct six tennis courts for the school at a cost of $200,000.

Tucker Elementary School

Built in 2000, this school has $367,654 worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include a $224,504 upgrade to the central heat and air-conditioning system in 2011, a $120,700 rubber playground surfacing in 2011 and a $22,450 payment to architectural consultants in 2011.

Washington Middle School

Built in 1935, this school has $1.3 million worth of capital plans scheduled in the next six years. Projects include a $833,200 roof replacement in 2012, a $369,900 upgrade to the central heat and air-conditioning systems in 2010 and $120,310 in payments to architectural consultants in 2009 and 2012.