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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.
54.86 %

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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.).

Air Handling Units RenewalUrgent
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic Control RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - Piping RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump Pumps RenewalUrgent
Elevators & Lifts - Freight RenewalUrgent
Elevators & Lifts - Passenger RenewalUrgent
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalUrgent
Exterior Doors - Overhead Door RenewalUrgent
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Exterior Windows - Original RenewalUrgent
Fencing & Gates - Exterior Stairs RenewalUrgent
Fencing & Gates RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Auditorium Seats RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Lockers RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Millwork RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Ceramic RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl Floor RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - DHW Boiler #1 RenewalUrgent
Lighting Equipment RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Fittings - Washroom Partitions]Urgent
Major Repair [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities]Urgent
Other Communications & Alarm Systems RenewalUrgent
Other Cooling Generating Systems - Cool [1] RenewalUrgent
Other Heat Generating Systems - Cool [1] RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A3,C5,G2,G3,H1,I RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section E1,G1,J RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylights RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations- Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Structural Frame RenewalUrgent
Study [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities]Urgent
Study [Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Study [Structural Frame]Urgent
Terminal & Package Units - Unit Ventilators RenewalUrgent
Terminal & Package Units RenewalUrgent
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Stormwater Management]High
Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Partitions - Moveable RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section G6,J2 RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes RenewalHigh
Landscaping RenewalMedium

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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
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