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Earl Haig Secondary School

Facility Condition Index

September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018

The Facility Condition Index (FCI) rating is a measurement of the condition of a school building. It does not reflect on the safety of the school building. 

The health and safety of students, staff and community members are our top priority when planning school repairs. Our Facility Services staff works year-round to ensure our schools are safe regardless of their FCI rating.

Almost half of the 584 TDSB school buildings were built more than 60 years ago. Older schools often have a higher FCI rating as some building components such as walls, lights, floors and ventilation systems may require major repairs or replacement.

F.C.I.
14.62 %

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Learn more about the Renewal Needs Backlog and the Facility Condition Index, both of which include related Frequently Asked Questions.

Renewal Needs Backlog

The Toronto District School Board’s Renewal Needs Backlog (RNB) list identifies 22,686 different repairs needed in our 584 schools. The total value of those repairs is approximately $3.7 billion as of September 2017. 

For the 2017-2018 school year, the TDSB received $297 million in provincial funding. From this amount, $50 million should be used to replace energy efficient building components. The remaining $247 million should be used to replace/repair building components identified during the schools inspection, helping reduce the FCI of school buildings.

It is important to understand that these repairs do not represent a health or safety concern. Safety is a top priority for us at the TDSB and our maintenance plans are always focused on providing safe places for our students and staff. In order to do that, we fix the most critical problems related to health and safety first. Also, while components in a school building may be past their life expectancy (e.g. water boiler), they are in good condition and meet all required safety codes.

Legend

Urgent Building systems that are in critical condition and have surpassed their useful service life. These systems are very important to the operation of the building (e.g. boilers, other heat generating systems, fire alarm, sprinkler system, standpipe system, public address system, roofing, etc.). Although there is no specific timeframe to repair/replace these systems, it is recommended to do it as soon as funding becomes available.
High Building systems that are in critical or poor condition and their importance to the operation of the building is less than those classified as “urgent” (e.g. brick work, exterior doors, exterior windows, rooftop units, etc.). There is no specific timeframe to repair/replace these systems; however, repair/replacement is recommended as soon as funding becomes available.
Medium Building systems that are in fair condition with low importance to the operation of the building (e.g. floor finishes, washroom partitions, millwork, etc.).
Low Building systems that are in fair or good condition with very low importance to the operation of the building (e.g. wall partitions, interior wall finishes, interior doors, fences, etc.).

Auxiliary Equipment - Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) RenewalUrgent
Other Special Systems and Devices RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System-Pot Feeders RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Control Systems RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal and Aluminum RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Library RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Common Area RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Architecturally Concrete Block]High
Major Repair [Exterior Windows - Curtain Wall]High
Major Repair [Structural Frame - Original Building]High
Other Special Systems and Devices-Dust Collector RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Running Track - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - RenewalHigh
Repair [Stormwater Management]High
Replacement [Playing Fields - Running Track - Unpaved]High
Roof Coverings - Section A,A1,B,C,D,F to F3,F5 to F7,G,G1,H,H2 to H6 RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section F4,H1 RenewalHigh
Study [Exterior Walls - Architecturally Concrete Block]High
Study [Exterior Windows - Curtain Wall]High
Study [Stormwater Management]High
Study [Structural Frame - Original Building]High
Domestic Water Distribution - Unit #1 - Boiler Room RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Unit #2 - Boiler Room RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Parking Lots - Asphalt Paved Parking Lot]Medium
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Corridors & Classrooms]Medium
Other Communications & Alarm Systems - Information Technology Systems RenewalMedium
Parking Lots - Asphalt Paved Parking Lot RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Paved Walkways RenewalMedium
Roadways - Asphalt Paved Roadway RenewalMedium
Study [Other Heat Generating Systems - Heat&Cool [2] Noise Barrier]Medium
Study [Standard Foundations - Corridors & Classrooms]Medium
Study [Standard Foundations - Original Building]Medium
Fittings - Auditiorium Seating RenewalLow
Fittings - Bleachers - Gym RenewalLow
Fittings - Chalkboards & Tackboards RenewalLow
Fittings - Lockers RenewalLow
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Gymnasiums & Dance Rm 139 RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Review RenewalLow
Major Repair [Partitions - Gypsum]Low
Study [Wall Finishes - Acoustic Wall Treatment]Low
Terminal & Package Units - Terminal units RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Acoustic Panel RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - LEEP [GPL3-09-094] - Painted RenewalLow

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To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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