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Grand Erie District School Board’s Facility Renewal Program is helping to make our schools better. Revitalizing, rebuilding, renewing, and maintaining our facilities to provide an inviting, environmentally responsible physical space for the staff and students of Grand Erie.

In 2015-16, projects will total $12,469,539 funded through Facility Renewal and School Condition Improvement grants. Within this funding, projects include Pride of Place, Community Partnership Incentive Program and Capital Projects.


These allocations address facility features that contribute to a more welcoming environment for staff, students and the school community. Projects for 2015-16 have been prioritized and reviewed by facilities staff as set out in Policy FT 13 Pride of Place and Community Partnership Incentive Programs. 


We are pleased to present this year’s summary of the 2015-16 Community Partnership Incentive Plan (CPIP) applications submitted by our schools for Board approval. This year is the twelfth consecutive year for this program and the Board allocated $150,000 from the Facility Renewal funding to match money raised by schools up to $10,000 for projects submitted and approved. This year we received 33 applications totaling with a total estimated project value of $410,160.


Proposed building renewal projects address renewal needs in four categories:
  • Major Building Components that are identified for replacement by the facility condition data base and annual building audits by facility personnel. These components ensure that the learning environment is warm, dry, well light and comfortable for staff and student. Examples are roofing, windows and doors, heating and electrical systems
  • Life Safety, Intercom and Security Systems are critical to keeping our buildings safe for occupants. Because failure of these systems would likely result in the closure of a building, they are tested and monitored on a regular basis and when appropriate, identified for upgrade or replacement.
  • Health and Safety upgrades, hazardous material removal including systematic removal of asbestos containing materials and underground storage tanks when appropriate and issues identified in monthly inspections.
  • Accessibility upgrades are considered any time a renovation or addition is made to a building
Projects recommended for approval include: 

  • Roofing: Waterford DHS, Facility Services, Dunnville SS, Hagersville Elementary, Seneca Central, River Heights, and Delhi PS 
  • Sky Light Replacement: Central and McKinnon Park 
  • Masonry: North Park, PJ, Graham Bell and Delhi SS 
  • Paving: PJ, Valley Heights 
  • Changeroom upgrades: Hagersville SS, Tollgate, Waterford 
  • Heating Pipe Replacement - North Park Collegiate-Vocational School 
  • Window Replacements - North Park Collegiate-Vocational School and Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School  
  • Ceiling & Classroom door Replacement - Thompson Creek Elementary School
  • Ceiling replacement Lighting upgrades - various schools 
  • Upgrades Rear Reno - Maitenance Building, Education Centre 
  • Community Hub - Major Ballachey Public School
  • Back up Generator Main Computer System - Teacher Resource Centre
  • LED Lighting Retrofit - All schools  
  • Program Upgrade Fund PJCVS SOAR Program Space ​

For more information about the Facility Renewal Plan 2015-16, visit the Report to the Board of Trustees on April 11, 2016. 

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