On January 31, 2018 the District presented to the board their “District Wide Facilities Category and Condition Ranking.”
For Jefferson to maintain the building with no addition or remodeling, it will cost $5,319,800 for paving, roofing, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, doors / hardware, windows, and other.
While, there is no doubt that building new will result in a newer, bigger, nicer facility. Is it a “NEED” or a “WANT”?
To build a new building, the construction cost alone is estimated at $15 million. Total costs will include:
- design costs (most already spent)
- $15M construction costs.
- “debt services” or “lease interest”
- “owner’s cost” – removal of old Jefferson, landscaping, furnishing the new building and storm water retention.
My guess is total cost will be at least $21 million. (FOIA pending)
The total costs for “needs” at each of the CUSD 200 facilities according to the “District Wide Facilities Category and Condition Ranking.” (linked above):
|Jefferson Early Learning Center||$5,319,800|
|Bower Elementary School||$6,217,600|
|Emerson Elementary School||$1,338,700|
|Hawthorn Elementary School||$1,742,900|
|Johnson Elementary School||$3,037,500|
|Lincoln Elementary School||$3,097,900|
|Longfellow Elementary School||$1,911,500|
|Lowell Elementary School||$5,626,700|
|Madison Elementary School||$2,726,600|
|Pleasant Hill Elementary School||$2,859,300|
|Sandburg Elementary School||$1,242,400|
|Washington Elementary School||$5,366,800|
|Whittier Elementary School||$2,087,300|
|Wiesbrook Elementary School||$1,260,300|
|Edison Middle School||$12,611,500|
|Franklin Middle School||$10,830,800|
|Hubble Middle School||$0|
|Monroe Middle School||$10,376,300|
|Wheaton North High school||$6,836,800|
|Wheaton-Warrenville South High School||$6,817,300|