A report outlining pro active life safety projects totaling $8.3 million was approved by the Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Board of Education Monday to comply with State of Illinois requirements, according to a report published on the District website.
The District is complying with a requirement it must meet every 10 years by submitting a study of life safety projects certified by an architect to the Illinois State Board of Education, according to Assistant Superintendent Greg Himebaugh.
Once the state board approves the report, District 109 will determnine how it will finance the project which it has 10 years to complete.
The items contained in the report certified by the Fanning Howey architecture firm are necessary to keep the school “up and running,” according to Himebaugh. The study was done in conjunction with the District’s long term master facility plan.
Though no specifics were disclosed on the report presented on the District website, some items will be done quickly while others will wait until the air conditioning project set to begin this summer is done.
Ten years ago the report contained work that was described as “dire and necessary” to keep the buildings open while the plan for the next 10 years is more proactive.
Patch will have stories later this week with more details on this project and other item discussed by the Board.