Located in the heart of Wisconsin’s Fox River Valley, KASD’s schools were in need of strategies to address deferred maintenance and capital improvements. SitelogIQ completed a preliminary study and developed a master plan to address the district’s immediate and long-term goals.
The Phase I objective was to modernize five of the district’s existing facilities: Kaukauna High School, Electa Quinney Elementary, H.B Tanner ELC., Victor Haen Elementary, and Park Community Charter, to provide affordable, energy-efficient facilities that protect the community’s valuable assets and align to the district’s objective: completion of improvements in a fiscally-conservative manner.
By leveraging a budget- and tax-neutral investment of $24M utilizing existing statutes, Kaukauna Area School District was able to rehabilitate their facilities’ infrastructure and provide safe, healthy, and productive learning environments.
During Phase I, the boilers in the five facilities were repaired or replaced, irrigation and water systems were upgraded, energy management systems and lighting upgrades were implemented to reduce costs and allow for greater control of the learning environment. In addition, at Kaukauna High School, the roof was replaced, athletic fields were improved, and kitchen equipment was upgraded.
Phase II was scheduled for 2017-2018 and involved the revitalization of River View Middle School, built in 1953. Systems were upgraded as well as ventilation and heating modified to hot water to increase energy-efficiency and enhance learning environments. Working with our team, the district allocated an additional $25M of tax-neutral funding for Phase II.
Median Facility Age: 42
District Square Ft.: 798,844
No. of Facilities: 6
“Kaukauna Schools has taken great pride in finding ways to focus its resources on its students. It has long been a policy of the district to avoid purchasing items that have no direct impact on student achievement. On its own, Kaukauna Schools started to implement energy savings measures across its six school sites in an effort to redirect funding to student learning. Not being experts in that field, we turned to SitelogIQ to enhance the cost savings measures. The results, so far, have been nothing short of spectacular. SitelogIQ provided the expertise needed to push the project for-ward. Without our partnership, Kaukauna Schools would still be trying to navigate its way through the energy-efficiency world.”
– Bob Schafer, Business Manager