FCPS Treads H2o with Proposed Money Advancement System

The Fairfax County College Board’s proposed Cash Advancement Plan (CIP) for Fairfax County Public Universities will not contain any important adjustments or rapid large-ticket paying.

Unveiled on Dec. 17, the proposed CIP – which sets shorter-time period priorities for university renovations, capability enhancements, and other infrastructure tasks – remains mostly the exact same as past year’s program, as the uncertainty ensuing from the COVID-19 pandemic made FCPS officials cautious of generating any considerable new commitments.

A virtual general public hearing is prepared for 7 p.m. right now.

FCPS Assistant Superintendent for Services and Transportation Companies Jeff Platenberg said described the present-day periods as “daunting.”

“We never want to do something that’ll affect our amenities or our staffing, particularly with the inoculation coming, the vaccines, and then, subsequent calendar year, [we want to] set ourselves in a position to get back to whatsoever the new ordinary might be.”

The ongoing renovation at Langstone Hughes Center College, which was absolutely funded by voter-accepted bonds in 2015 and 2017, is expected to be concluded in $FY2022. At the time concluded, the university, which to start with opened in 1980, will incorporate contemporary facilities and an addition of 53,900 square ft. The undertaking is envisioned to price about $52 million.

The CIP includes $39 million for a university to control additional growth predicted to be brought on by period two of the Silver Line. A locale has not still been established, but the project is completely funded for scheduling-connected expenditures.

Roughly $42 million is proposed for Herndon Elementary University, 52 million for Hughes Elementary Faculty, and 106 million for the ongoing renovation of and Herndon High University, which will be completed this calendar year.

Since learners have typically been studying pretty much, FCPS workers were unable to involve info on the capability utilization of particular person amenities for this college calendar year in the CIP. Fluctuating attendance also precluded staff members from making 5-yr projections for long run student enrollment.

According to a presentation that Platenberg gave to the college board on Tuesday (Jan. 5), FCPS lose 8,338 college students between the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school many years. The losses predominately came at the elementary college level, which observed a drop in membership of 7,729 pupils.

Due to the fact FCPS is not introducing any new assignments with the proposed CIP, the faculty process will be capable to target on the numerous wants that it has previously discovered, Platenberg says.

All round, the proposed CIP carries a five-calendar year necessity of $1.1 billion. When only $314.8 million of that is now covered, Platenberg says the unfunded determination must be resolved by foreseeable future bond referendums.

The college board is scheduled to vote on the CIP on Feb. 4.

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