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Schools Capital Maintenance and Basic Needs Projects 2018/19

Meeting: 15/03/2018 - Executive (Item 143)

143 Education, Children & Young People's Capital Programme: Proposed School Maintenance Schemes and Basic Need Programme 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 163 KB

The Corporate Director of Children, Education and Communities to present a report which provides information on funding available in the School Maintenance Programme for 2018/19 and seeks Executive approval for the proposed programme and for schemes budgeted in excess of £500k each.

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Decision:

 

Resolved:  (i)      That the resources available in the CEC Capital Programme for maintenance and Basic Need be noted.

 

                   (ii)      That approval be given to vire £2.083m from Basic Need to School Maintenance in 2018/19, to increase the number and range of schemes that can be carried out during the summer of 2018.

 

                   (iii)     That the School Maintenance schemes to be developed from the estimated available resource within the 2018/19 Capital Programme be approved, subject to final affordability once overall funding and detailed cost estimates are available.

 

                   (iv)    That the three individual schemes estimated to cost in excess of £500k, as detailed in paragraphs 24-27 in the report, be approved.

 

Reason:     To maximise the programme of maintenance within the maintained schools estate in 2018/19 and deal with the most urgent maintenance issues within this estate, and to enhance school buildings and allow for the increase of pupil numbers.

 

Minutes:

The Corporate Director of Children, Education & Communities presented a report which provided information on funding available in the School Maintenance Programme for 2018/19 and sought approval for the proposed programme, as detailed in Annex A.

 

Capital Maintenance grant funding, plus £15k from Section 106 receipts, would enable a maintenance programme totalling £1.415m to be put together for 2018/19, covering only the highest priority schemes (nos. 1-11).  To enable the remaining schemes (nos. 12-22) to go ahead, it was proposed to vire additional funds from the Basic Need capital grant, of which £25.61m was currently uncommitted.  The potential risks of this approach, were detailed in paragraphs 21-23; these would be mitigated by regular monitoring reports to the Executive and the relevant Executive Member.

 

Executive approval was also required for the following schemes with estimated costs in excess of £500k each:

·        New roof at Clifton Green Primary (no. 6 in Annex A) - £525k

·        Additional teaching space at St Mary’s CE Primary - £600k

·        Work to improve management of school meals service at Westfield Primary - £650k.

 

Resolved:  (i)      That the resources available in the CEC Capital Programme for maintenance and Basic Need be noted.

 

                   (ii)      That approval be given to vire £2.083m from Basic Need to School Maintenance in 2018/19, to increase the number and range of schemes that can be carried out during the summer of 2018.

 

                   (iii)     That the School Maintenance schemes to be developed from the estimated available resource within the 2018/19 Capital Programme be approved, subject to final affordability once overall funding and detailed cost estimates are available.

 

                   (iv)    That the three individual schemes estimated to cost in excess of £500k, as detailed in paragraphs 24-27 in the report, be approved.

 

Reason:     To maximise the programme of maintenance within the maintained schools estate in 2018/19 and deal with the most urgent maintenance issues within this estate, and to enhance school buildings and allow for the increase of pupil numbers.


 

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