Catholic board to vote on capital projects

The Northwest Catholic District School Board will vote tonight on its proposed five-year capital project forecast, which includes renovation or repair projects to be undertaken at its facilities.
New funding from the Ministry of Education for certain projects not previously listed as high priority ones by the board has necessitated the update to the three-year-old plan.
The ministry has identified a number of projects at St. Michael’s School here as urgent, including a study and replacement of some of the plumbing in the original building, a raceway and cable study and replacement, and the replacement of secondary switchgear and the intercom system.
Most of these repairs will be done in 2005, with some scheduled for 2006.
Other projects the board has designated as urgent for 2005 include repairing defective shingles and replacing some flooring in St. Michael’s.
Over at St. Francis, the ministry has indicated a need to replace the secondary switchgear in the original building.
Other projects designated for 2005 include replacing corridor tiles, replacing flooring in two classrooms, doing exterior caulking, and general painting.
Projects lined up for 2006 include a general office expansion and an electrical and intercom upgrade.
An expansion and roofing project also is slated for the board office here in 2006.
In their report to the board, Director of Education Laurie Bizero and Superintendent of Business Chris Howarth noted “the forecast will experience changes in terms of schedules and the inclusion and deletion of projects over its five-year life.”
Also at tonight’s regular monthly meeting, which gets underway at 7 p.m. at the board office next to St. Francis, the board will:
•review the MISA (Managing Information Student Achievement) Local Capacity Building Plan; and
•review results from a high school religious education course survey.