Overview – proposed capital improvement project

In August 2018, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Management Services Patrick Cahill presented a proposed Capital Improvement Plan to the Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education. The proposed plan would replace the outdated air conditioning system in Monroe-Woodbury High School and implement many updates to the high school athletic fields. The $8.4 million dollar project would have ZERO increase on the tax levy and no impact to taxpayers. Monroe-Woodbury residents would be asked to approve a resolution to use capital reserve funds to help cover the cost of the project.

Highlights of the proposed capital improvement project

Total estimated project cost: $8,391,000; ZERO impact to taxpayers

Monroe-Woodbury High School – Cooling System

  • Replace cooling tower and chillers at HS – essentially the AC system
  • Current unit is past its useful life and in danger of failure
  • Newer unit will be more energy efficient,  resulting in cost savings and more uniform and consistent temperature and humidity levels at the high school

Monroe-Woodbury High School – Replacement of and upgrades to athletic fields

  • Replace grass athletic field #3 – (see diagram) – with multi-purpose artificial turf field
    • Striped and sized as a multi-purpose soccer, football and lacrosse field
    • Full regulation size for football and lacrosse and nearly maximum regulation size for soccer
    • New energy efficient lights
    • Remove excessive crown from middle of the field
  • Track Replacement
    • Replace aging and deteriorating six lane track with new regulation eight lane track
    • Will include steeplechase and additional jumping event facilities
  • Replace grass athletic field #12 (see diagram) with lighted multi-purpose artificial turf field
    • Striped and sized for soccer, baseball, lacrosse and softball
    • Maximum regulation size for soccer
    • Relocate and upgrade varsity softball field

An architectural drawing of the proposed capital improvement project.