The Draft FY19 Capital Plan allocates $189 million to address roof, window, mechanical, and masonry needs at schools throughout the city. These critical projects will be funded through a bond issuance that occurred in November 2017.
Chicago Public Schools will continue to explore all options to secure additional funding for capital improvement projects that ensure CPS students have access to high quality facilities. If additional funding sources are identified, CPS will revise its draft capital plan to address additional capital needs across the city.
Under the leadership of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CPS and the Board of Education have provided over $3.2 billion since FY12 to build new schools, provide playgrounds and air conditioning, improve access to technology, expand academic programs, and make core investments in facilities to maintain roofs, fix chimneys, and ensure mechanical systems are in good condition. These investments in communities throughout Chicago have helped ensure all students have access to high quality learning environments.
The Draft FY19 Capital Plan is available on the interactive capital website at cps.edu/capitalplan, providing community members with easy access to detailed information on all capital projects that are currently planned and underway.