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2010 Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) Program


The Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) is tax credit bond program created by the The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. QSCBs are to be used to finance maintenance and renovation projects for public schools.

2010 QSC Bond Program Summary
QSCB Program Total = $37,545,000


Bond Projects With Major Focus:

  • Classroom Floor Covering and Improvement Projects - To improve the indoor air quality of our interior occupied spaces District-wide, the QSCB Facility Renovations/Upgrades Program is designed to replace all classroom carpet with vinyl composition tile (VCT) and deteriorated carpet at administrative, counseling and library areas with new carpet manufactured with welded seams, an impermeable backing and a Green Label Plus certification which provides for low airborne contaminants, chemical emissions and a healthier indoor environment. The QSCB Facility Renovations and Upgrades Program addresses carpet issues at sixty-two (62) elementary and secondary school campuses.
  • Chiller and Boiler Replacement - To improve central plant operations, the QSCB Chiller and Boiler Replacement Program will provide new energy-efficient equipment at twenty-nine (29) elementary and secondary campuses replacing either air-cooled chillers or gas-fired boilers or a combination of both systems.
  • Roofing Replacement -The Qualified School Construction Bond Program (QSCB) includes funding to replace selected roofed areas at ten (10) District facilities as part of the District’s planned Roof Replacement Program. Facilities included in the QSCB Roofing Construction Program include: Hidden Forest, Larkspur, Northwood, Olmos and Redland Oaks Elementary Schools; Bradley, Driscoll and Nimitz Middle Schools; the Community Learning Center; and the Food Service Warehouse. Typical roof life expectancies range from 20 to 30 years based upon several factors, which include: (1) quality of the roof product and construction installation; (2) wear and tear due to foot traffic for operations and maintenance access to rooftop equipment; and (3) long-term weather conditions and resultant impacts.
  • Lee High School Existing Library Renovation -The old library space will be converted into flexible multi-purpose rooms, which will accommodate a variety of functions, including teacher meetings, community gatherings, student testing, a wellness center, book room, restrooms and other support spaces.
  • Additional Information on the Qualified School Construction Bond