Jackson Public Schools received bids and awarded contracts on deferred maintenance projects during the summer of 2007 totaling $12.5 million. For the summer of 2008, the District expects to complete $9.3 million of additional deferred maintenance projects. These projects are expected to be completed by August 2008. The work is being done during the summer to minimize any interruptions of instructional time for students and for safety reasons.
The projects include roof replacements, floor tile installation or replacement, door and fire alarm replacements, HVAC replacement, exterior painting, installation of new stage lights, drainage repairs to athletic fields, structural repairs, and installation of a new intercom system.
Approximately $4.4 million, or 22% of the bond expenditures, for deferred maintenance projects have been made with businesses owned by minorities and/or women.
PDF Link: Summer 2008 Deferred Maintenance Projects