Holy Trinity to spend over $730K this school year on building renos
Department management presented a three-year maintenance plan for the building to the trustees during a recent board meeting.
The Holy Trinity Catholic School Division plans to spend over $730,000 on building upgrades in 2022-23 while anticipating completing nearly $4 million worth of projects over the next three years.
Department management presented a three-year maintenance plan for the building to the trustees during a recent board meeting. The plan includes a prioritized list that addresses health and safety concerns and emerging needs while accommodating budget constraints.
During the 2021-22 school year, the department spent $890,436 upgrading its nine schools and administrative office.
It is planned to spend $732,512 in 2022-23, $1,773,000 in 2023-24, and $1,110,000 in 2024-25, for a total of $3,615,512.
Holy Trinity expects to fund these projects with working capital, preventative maintenance and renewal (MPR) funds.
The total combined footprint of all 10 buildings equals 3.6 CFL fields, the board report said. A Canadian soccer field is 100.6 meters by 59.44 meters (110 yards by 65 yards), meaning 3.6 fields equals 21,526.79 square meters or 232,274.06 square feet.
The average age of the nine school buildings is now 53 years.
The department spent $10,150 on landscaping and adding an outdoor learning area at Sacred Heart in 2021-22. However, due to the planned shared-use school project, the department will be making limited repairs and addressing emerging issues to maintain a safe building until Sacred Heart closes.
The division spent $27,196 at St. Mary in 2021-22 repairing boilers, removing rocks from the football field and freshening up the sandpit. However, due to the planned shared-use school project, the department will make limited repairs and address emerging issues to maintain a safe building until St. Mary’s closes.
Holy Trinity plans to spend $191,000 in 2022-23 to modernize St. Agnes.
Projects included repairing student washrooms ($35,000), clearing the yard of asphalt and concrete and improving grading ($8,000), a water diversion project ($8,000), classroom refreshes ($15,000) and the Administrative office relocation ($125,000).
The department also plans to spend $127,000 in 2023-24 and $85,000 in 2024-25 to modernize the school.
The department plans to renovate and “size right” the entire St. Margaret building after receiving $4 million in provincial funding.
Projects in 2022-23 include $3,000 for a consultant to prepare a condition report on existing removals items and $3,000 for exterior, trim and window restoration. Provincial funding covers these initiatives.
The department plans to spend $1,045,000 in 2023-24 for library carpet replacement, further exterior restoration and groundwater control, and classroom refreshment, and $50,000 in 2024-25.
The department plans to spend $75,000 to repair St. Michael in 2022-23.
Projects include a new $7,000 digital sign, $18,000 furnace replacement, $30,000 exterior upgrades, $5,000 downpipe replacement and $15,000 classroom refresher.
Holy Trinity also plans to spend $325,000 in 2023-24 and $225,000 in 2024-25.
Holy Trinity plans to spend $284,012 in 2022-23 to modernize Vanier Collegiate.
Projects include $150,000 to repair elevators, $105,000 to replace library carpet, $10,000 to upgrade art rooms, $4,012 to replace windows, and $15,000 to refresh classrooms.
The division also expects to spend $175,000 in 2023-24 and $455,000 in 2024-25.
Holy Trinity expects to spend $4,000 to fix Phoenix Academy in 2022-23. The main project involves new signage for the building.
The division also plans to spend $5,000 in 2023-24 and the same in 2024-25.
The department plans to spend $36,500 in 2022-23 to modernize the board office, including floor replacement, shipping and receiving renovation, lobby upgrade, and landscaping.
Holy Trinity also plans to spend $25,000 in 2023-24 and $10,000 in 2024-25.
The next Holy Trinity board meeting is Monday 16th January.