††††††††† The purpose of this study was to assist the Worthington City School District in the process of identifying needs and evaluating options for effective and efficient management of a capital improvement program for each facility within the district.


††††††††† Due to the age and condition of the Districtís facilities, there are numerous ongoing maintenance projects required to keep these †††††††† facilities habitable. These items include, but are not limited to: roof repairs, replacement of worn and loose flooring, air quality, resurfacing of parking lots and athletic courts, boiler and chiller replacement, electrical improvements, ceiling and lighting replacement, etc.


††††††††† Every building was surveyed regarding their immediate needs as it relates to the required maintenance and life expectancy of equipment and material. Once all items were identified a priority system was put †††† in place to facilitate a level of service in which to implement the various projects. Priorities identified include the following:


††††††††† A1 =Repair/replacement essential to facility/site infrastructure and systems

         Includes roofing, mechanical, exterior pavement, and fixed equipment critical to the function of the building systems operation.


†††††††††††††††††† AH =Repair/replacement/improvement essential to health/safety

         Includes life safety systems, security, and building system or interior finish repairs/replacements to maintain a positive indoor environment.


†††††††††††††††††† AM = Repair/upgrade essential due to mandates

         Includes health or fire department recommendations and building code requirements.


†††††††††††††††††† B =††† Repair

         Building equipment repairs, deferred maintenance that can not be supported within general fund allocation.


†††††††††††††††††† C =††† Upgrade

         New project or improvements for consideration.





†††††††††††††††††† To provide a financial plan by which Worthington Schools can identify and detail the expenditures necessary for each facility and in a list of needed priorities in order to obtain public funding.


†††††††††††††††††† The following information in this report defines scope and provides proposed funding required to support the major initiatives identified herein.




†††††††††††††††††† The proposed budgetary figures were derived through on site observations and interviews conducted with school personnel familiar with the areas of concern.


†††††††††††††††††† Cost data information provided was in conjunction with RS Means Construction Cost (63rd Edition) and represents the opinion of the design professionals familiar with public works projects. Figures do not include fees for zoning variances, building appeal, special studies or ††††††††† reports (unless otherwise noted), and do not show inflation. Neither the design professionals neither the School District has control over †† the cost of labor, bidding, changing market conditions, etc. and ††††† therefore can not warrant that bids or negotiated pricess will not vary from the information provided.




†††††††††††††††††† Should interested parties have any questions and/or concerns regarding the information contained herein, the following is a list of individuals who assisted in the development of this plan.


†††††††††††††††††† Worthington Schools

†††††††††††††††††† 200 East Wilson Bridge Road

†††††††††††††††††† Worthington, Ohio 43085

†††††††††††††††††† Tim Gehring

†††††††††††††††††† 614/883-3177


†††††††††††††††††† Schorr Architects, Inc.

†††††††††††††††††† 230 Bradenton Avenue

†††††††††††††††††† Dublin, Ohio 43017

†††††††††††††††††† Larry Rancour

†††††††††††††††††† 614/798-2096


†††††††††††††††††† Roger D. Fields & Associates

†††††††††††††††††† 4588 Kenny Road

†††††††††††††††††† Columbus, Ohio 43220

†††††††††††††††††† Roger D. Fields

†††††††††††††††††† 614/451-2248