To help ensure students are in safe and welcoming learning environments, Capital Planning, Construction & Maintenance oversees 75 buildings (64 schools and 11 administrative sites) and 436 gross square acers of building area. These facilities, including buildings and land, must also go through periodic renovations to ensure modernization keeps pace with the evolving learning needs of students.
When looking at how best to improve its facilities with limited resources, MPS considers a school community’s educational needs, health, safety, operations, environment, and the maintenance of existing assets that support student development.
Facility projects fall under two broad categories:
- Capital Improvements: Include significant renovations and remodeling to buildings and ground, or upgrades to key systems such as adding new security equipment or heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
See the list of current and planned capital improvement projects
- Maintenance: Ongoing work to repair and maintain facilities to keep them running efficiently and in acceptable condition. For example, replacing a school’s roof or boiler.