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BUILDING for the FUTURE and natural gas), the district has reduced its energy consumption by 32 percent over the past four years. Loudon County Schools in Virginia employs two specialists who manage energy use for the district's 88 school facilities. The district teams with Cenergistic (an energy conservation consultant) and uses EnergyCAP Professional Online (webbased software) to audit bills and analyze cost avoidance. This year, the district saved $4.6 million in energy costs and had a 29 percent reduction in utility costs. In the MSAD 52 district in Turner, Maine, leaders have contracts with Siemens Building Technology, which developed an energy efficiency plan. Over the past year, the company brought in more than 3,000 new LED fixtures, replaced old windows and roofs, automated control systems, and installed a new biomass boiler plant that was connected to three schools by 3,000 feet of underground pipe. With the upgrades, the district hopes to save $40 million over the next 17 years-which is the cost of potentially replacing a school. Closing the maintenance gap As public funding continues to decrease in many districts, finding dollars to maintain equipment-rather than making repairs after failures-is a challenge. Using industry standards adapted to K12 public school facilities, the U.S. should spend $145 billion annually to maintain, operate and renew facilities, according to the "State of Our Schools 2016" report. But districts fall $46 billion short of that goal. "We're doing a lot of good work with duct tape and Band-Aids, but we're not really addressing the underlying problems, and you're seeing that gap get bigger over time," says Susan Hann, director of planning and project management for Brevard County Schools in Florida. In Sycamore Community Schools in Cincinnati, deferred maintenance has become a priority. When David Foster, 34 August 2016 Controlled exit: To help improve security, Grayslake High School in Grayslake Community High School District #127 in Illinois recently installed Von Duprin touch bar exit devices on doors that include deadlocking latchbolts. "We're doing good work with duct tape and Band-Aids but we're not addressing the underlying problems." -Susan Hann, director of planning and project management, Brevard County Schools director of maintenance and facilities at Sycamore schools, came to the district a year ago, no comprehensive preventive maintenance existed for the district's seven buildings, five of which are more than 50 years old and need special attention in regard to older mechanical systems. After consulting with the district's technicians and assessing all buildings, Foster is creating a 10-year maintenance plan to ensure that all mechanical equipment stays operational-and within budget. Foster says that if the ventilation isn't working properly in one of the schools on the day of the Ohio Graduation Tests, making test rooms uncomfortably warm, then those conditions can affect students' performance. "If your preventive main- tenance systems are running efficiently, then it will not impact the education process," says Foster. Aside from balancing deferred maintenance needs, communities are concerned about increased and improved security. Schools have beefed up security with doors that can be locked down from a central office, new locks that are more secure and extra cameras that provide better views of a facility. The district also collaborates closely with local law enforcement to target threats and to better deploy resources. Many of the school sites in Brevard County feature multiple buildings with open access that are often connected only by sidewalks or covered walkways. "We're doing a lot of investment in fencing and making sure when people come on campus, they come through the administration building so you have that single point of access," says Hann. "It's a fairly simple approach but it's having a strong impact." The district receives funds specifically earmarked for security upgrades via a local sales tax that are used for single-point access fencing and remote electronic locks, according to Dane Theodore, assistant superintendent of facilities services for Brevard schools. However, acquiring funds for everyday upkeep and routine replacement is still a major priority. "Things break normally," says Theodore, "but if you allow that to increase because you're deferring maintenance, and you're interrupting teaching time, then we are failing in our mission." DA Ray Bendici is special projects editor. For resources, visit DAmag.me/build District Administration http://www.DAmag.me/build http://www.DAmag.me/build

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