Capital Fund

School Building Maintenance Plan—District Managed

Significant building-related repairs and systems replacement projects that are part of the district’s overall school-building maintenance plan are also supported through the capital fund. Revenue, which consists of both “pay as you go” funding and city issued bonds, is allocated by the City through an annual review process by the City’s Capital Investment Committee. These projects are primarily managed by the School Department and include projects for which the city received MA School Building Authority (MSBA) reimbursement.

FY 2024 Capital Allocation for Building Maintenance Projects

The City has allocated $1 million to replace the roof and roof drains at the Longfellow building, $200K for elevator control upgrades starting with the Amigos and Cambridgeport schools, $200K for equipment replacement at the Solomon building, $150K to upgrade rooftop exhaust fans at the Peabody School, $150K to add RSTA to CRLS’s HVAC control system, and $100K to replace natural gas heaters with electric heat pumps in the Kindergarten classrooms at the Kennedy-Longfellow School. These improvements will reduce annual maintenance costs. In addition, CPS has applied to the MSBA to replace the Amigos School Roof.