Superintendent Proposes Capital Improvement Program Budget Focused on Addressing Capacity Needs and Supporting Instructional Excellence

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. has proposed a fiscally responsible Capital Improvement Program budget (CIP) of $495,004,800 for the next 10 years that focuses on addressing the division’s capacity needs and supporting instructional excellence in our schools. This is more than $50M less than the FY 2022-2031 CIP, which can be attributed to the School Board’s fiscally responsible decision to purchase and renovate the 1703 N. Beauregard building rather than build a new school. The School Board will hold a public hearing on the CIP Budget on Nov. 29 (7 p.m.) and is scheduled to adopt the final FY 2023-32 CIP budget on December 16, 2021. 

“We are pleased to present this proposal for an FY 2023-32 capital improvement budget to the School Board,” said Dr. Hutchings. “It is vital that we plan ahead and ensure that the infrastructure of Alexandria City Public Schools meets our capacity needs and provides our students with learning environments that allow them to thrive in school.” 

Highlights of the Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2023-2032 Capital Improvement Program Budget:

  • The budget prioritizes critical ACPS needs which include capacity, upgrades to safety and security, and modernization projects. 
  • Approximately $1 million has been allocated to textbook upgrades in FY 2023.
  • An additional $12.5 million has been added to the High School Project budget in FY 2023 per the City Council’s approval of the Aquatic Facility in June 2021.
  • The modernization of George Mason Elementary School will be a total building replacement with funding starting in FY 2025.
  • The modernization of Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology will be a total building replacement with funding starting in FY 2027. 
  • The FY 2023-2032  budget includes funding for renovations to the 1703 N Beauregard building. The building will be used as a swing space for George Mason and Cora Kelly before becoming a new school. 
  • Facility Conditions Assessments conducted in the summer/fall of 2021 were used to inform the non-capacity budget and inform priorities.

The press release about the Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2023-32 CIP Budget is available online. For more information on ACPS budgets, visit the ACPS Budget webpage.