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Facilities Planning Committee Update: Jan. 12, 2022

Jan. 12, 2022

During this month's Facilities Planning Board Advisory Committee meeting, Superintendent Dr. Tony Lake reviewed the district's scheduled capital improvement projects for the 2022-23 school year, as well as recommended projects at each school that are based on individual building requests.

Dr. Lake also provided an update on the district's partnership with a CMAR (Construction Manager at Risk) to create a new gifted center in the existing Lindbergh High School library building, and the board's approval of athletic complex improvements at LHS, including a turf field for softball and baseball, and new tennis courts.

The committee also reviewed updated Prop R construction photos from Lindbergh High School.

Willoughby Williams, director of facilities and maintenance, shared news about the district's participation in Ameren's Demand Response energy rebate program. Demand response programs provide an opportunity for commercial, institutional and industrial organizations to earn money and drive energy savings while helping maintain reliable electricity throughout Ameren Missouri’s service territory. As a program participant, Lindbergh earns capacity payments for agreeing to be on standby and curtail electricity consumption in response to abnormally high electricity demand. This only takes place during non-school hours.

At its next meeting, the committee will review an updated demographic study for the district, updates on the district's Energy Savings program, and an update on Capital Project Plans for 2022-23. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9.