City of Fairfax School Board Looks to the Future and Approves $23 Million Five Year Capital Improvement Plan

The City of Fairfax School board approved the FY 2023-2027 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at their regular school board meeting on Monday, November 1, 2021. The plan will be sent to the city council as part of the city budget for adoption in March, 2022.

The $23 million plan, spread out over five years will fund projects at all four schools. Highlights include:

  • Elementary Schools – (Daniels Run ES and Providence ES) – The elementary school projects will include new HVAC units, replacing carpet floors to tile floors, painting and ground enhancements.
  • Katherine Johnson Middle School (KJMS) – in addition to completing the renaming process to the new Katherine Johnson name KJMS will receive roof repairs, grounds enhancements, painting and carpet replacement.
  • Fairfax High School – Along with the grounds enhancement, painting, roof repairs and new HVAC units, the Fairfax HS fields, stadium, concession stand, and auditorium all have allotted funds for upgrades.

The plan will set aside funds for a needs-based study for all four schools starting with the elementary schools in 2022 and the middle and high school in 2023. The two elementary schools were renovated in 2001 and the middle and high school were renovated in 2007 and 2008 respectively. The goal of the studies is to identify any possible needs or updates the four schools will need in the future.

The plan also set aside funds for electric vehicle charging stations at all four schools. The charging stations will follow the trend throughout the City of Fairfax who will be installing stations throughout the city.

“This five-year plan addresses critical needs in our schools and continues to enhance our facilities so they are the pride of our community,” said Dr. Phyllis Pajardo, Superintendent of the City of Fairfax Schools. “At the same time, this is a forward-looking plan that will allow the city schools to continue to be a leader in facilities throughout Northern Virginia.”

To see the plan, please go to our CIP page