MoE: Facility Condition Index
From Ministry website
“In June 2016, the ministry announced $1.1 billion in funding over two years to address school repairs and renewal projects. This investment will result in critical improvements to key building components that ensure student safety and improve energy efficiency, like roofing, HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems….
The Government of Ontario is committed to increasing the transparency of its historic investments in school infrastructure so that Ontarians can see the importance of this funding and the results it yields over time. As part of that commitment, the Ministry of Education is pleased to release the Facility Condition Index.”
How does the Ministry of Education determine a school’s FCI rating?
Based on the findings of each school inspection over a five-year period, the ministry can determine a school’s repair and renewal costs. The cost of a school’s repair and renewal needs are then compared against the cost of rebuilding that same school from the ground up. The results of this comparison — fixing a school or rebuilding it — give the school its FCI, which is measured as a percentage.
On August 22, 2016 TDSB made public its repair list – TDSB to Report School-by-School List of Needed Repairs.
- TDSB has 588 active schools – needed repairs total 23,232
- Renewal Needs Backlog (school repairs) is ~ $3.4 billion (July 2016)
- Approximately 200 schools fall into the critical need for repair category
- School Repairs Investment Profile (provincial government funding)
- 2015-16 – $156M
- 2016-17 – $166M
- 2015-17 – $257M (additional $ announced June, 2016)
Also see the Fix Our Schools website : “Since launching in October 2014, we have built a network of over 1500 people that is growing each day and includes citizens from many of the 72 school boards in the province. We believe that there is strength in numbers and power in our grassroots, non-partisan activism. Politicians of all political stripes and from all levels of government are following the Fix Our Schools campaign with interest. We aim to continue to build our network and, in doing so, capture the interest of more politicians and lobby those in power to work together to ensure that all Ontario students attend school in buildings that are safe and well-maintained.”
Check it out!