Superintendent Ed O'Reilly presented the Grandview Heights Board of Education with an 11-year permanent improvement plan for the district during the board's annual work session Jan. 21.

Superintendent Ed O'Reilly presented the Grandview Heights Board of Education with an 11-year permanent improvement plan for the district during the board's annual work session Jan. 21.

The plan is "not a promise," but a framework to allow the district to do some long-range planning for maintaining its aging buildings and facilities, O'Reilly said.

The long-range planning is made possible by voters' approval in 2010 of a levy that included a component with 2 mills set aside for permanent improvements, he said.

The district receives approximately $550,000 each year from the permanent improvement millage, O'Reilly said.

The plan ensures money will be set aside to meet the technology needs of the district and gives the district "a solid facilities plan that builds a reserve in case we have an emergency," he said.

Money would be set aside each year through 2018-19, so that by that time, the reserve would total $268,300, O'Reilly said.

The proposal presented by O'Reilly includes projected expenditures for technology and facility needs for each fiscal year from 2011-12 through 2021-22.

It also includes a proposed list of facility projects for each year.

Building principals gave their input regarding repairs and maintenance work needed at their schools, but the proposed plan does not give them everything they asked for, O'Reilly said.

Their input helped in prioritizing projects for the 11-year period, he said.

Resurfacing of the stadium track will likely take place this summer, resulting in the closing of the track to the public for a week, O'Reilly said.

The plan includes a number of projects through the years at the annex building, beginning with chimney removal, wood trim repair and partial window replacement in 2012-13, he said.

"It's a neat building to have because it always gives you options," O'Reilly said. "But it really needs some work."

Another goal in the plan is to create a standard template for what Grandview classrooms should look like, including elements such as painting and wood trim, he said.

Each year, a couple of rooms can be refurbished to bring them in line with the template, O'Reilly said.

Projects to improve security at the schools will also be a focus over the next few years, he said.

O'Reilly said he was asking board members to review the permanent improvement plan to make sure they can support its goals.

The board will be asked to approve the framework offered by the plan at its February meeting, he said.