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Education Construction Site Assessment and Capital Investment Program

The Education Construction Site Assessment and Capital Investment Program (Program) is a comprehensive approach to assessing the conditions of bureau funded schools; determine a holistic site-by-site solution to providing a safe, secure, healthy, operationally modern, and long-lasting campus to support the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) mission to provide quality education opportunities.

The goal of the Program is to get all schools on a path to “Good” and then keep them there.

The Program supports the approach identified in the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee final report, Broken Promises, Broken Schools: Report of the No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Report, December 2011). There are two general exception to the Report: 1) the Program uses site assessments to develop the site-by-site requirements rather than requiring each school to submit a new application for each iteration, and 2) the Program will conduct assessments and develop subsequent site project plans for every school meeting the criteria of the Report rather than using a selection process to choose 5-10 schools each 5 years.

It is anticipated that over the next 3-4 years every school that meets the Report’s eligibility criteria will be assessed and have a site project plan developed. This will enable Indian Affairs and the BIE to plan and prioritize for projects as appropriations are made available. The site project plans will be comprehensive and will recommend one of four approaches for each site:

  1. Replace the School
  2. Replace/consolidate a limited number of buildings
  3. Initiate a major renovation and/or focused facilities improvement & repair (FI&R)
  4. Execute some combination of 2 & 3 above

Site project plans are presented to the Indian Affairs-Facilities Investment Review Board (FIRB) for review and recommended approval to the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

Upcoming Event(s)

      TBD

Additional Information and Briefings:

Indian Affairs have conducted the following briefings, listening sessions, and consultation:

Briefings Listening Sessions, Consultation, And Webinar Information
Group Date(s) Reference Material

Many Farms High School
Shonto Preparatory School
Pine Springs Day School

Jun 25-26, 2019

190625-26 Site Assess Pilot Project Location Briefing OFPSM.pdf

Wounded Knee District School
Cheyenne Eagle Butte School

July 17-18, 2019

190717-18 Site Assess Pilot Project Location Briefing OFPSM.pdf

NCAI Convention

Oct 23, 2019

191023 Site Assessment Pilot Project Listening Session_NCAI Convention Final.pdf

Tribal/Interior Budget Council

Nov 14, 2019

191114 Site Assessment Pilot Project TICB Final Brief.pdf

Dine` Bi Olta School Board Association

Dec 14, 2019

191214 Site Assessment Pilot Project DiBoSBA.pdf

Cottonwood Day School, Aneth Community School, and Tse II Ahi School Jan 27-29, 2020 200127-29 Site Assess Pilot Project Location Briefing OFPSM.pdf

Open Webinar

Feb 5, 2020

Briefing: 200205 Site Assessment Program Webinar Session Final With Poll Result.pdf

Recorded Webinar: BIE Construction Assessment Webinar 05 Feb 2020_640Final.mp4

Webinar Q&A: 200205_Education Site Assessment Webinar Q&A

Pierre Indian Learning Center, and Little Wound Day School Feb 19-20, 2020 200219-20 Site Assess Pilot Project Location Briefing.pdf

Additional Sessions TBD

   

Schools Selected for Site Assessment:

FY2019 Site Assessment Pilot Project Schools

Assessment Selection Priority
School Name
Region
State
1
Many Farms High School
Navajo
AZ
2
Wounded Knee District School
Great Plains
SD
3
Shonto Preparatory School
Navajo
AZ
4
Cheyenne Eagle Butte School
Great Plains
SD
5
Pine Springs Day School
Navajo
AZ
6
Aneth Community School
Navajo
UT
7
Cottonwood Day School
Navajo
AZ
8
Little Wound Day School
Great Plains
SD
9
Tse Ii Ahi (Standing Rock) Community School
Navajo
NM
10
Pierre Indian Learning Center
Great Plains
SD

 

FY2020 Site Assessment Project Schools

Assessment Selection Priority
School Name
Region
State
1
Santa Rosa Day School
Western
AZ
2
Wa He Lut Indian School
Northwest
WA
3
Theodore Roosevelt School
Western
AZ
4
Turtle Mountain Elementary School
Great Plains
ND
5
Te Su Geh Oweenge Day School (Tesuque)
Southwest
NM
6
Kinteel Residential Inc. Aztec
Navajo
NM
7
Northern Cheyenne Tribal School
Rocky Mountain
MT
8
Moencopi Day School
Western
AZ
9
Rocky Ridge Boarding School
Navajo
AZ
10
San Ildefonso Day School
Southwest
NM

FY 2020 Quarter 4 “Poor” Condition Schools according to Facility Condition Index (FCI) and FY 2021 Site Assessment Capital Investment Schools

In October 2019, the FY2019 Q4 Facilities Condition Index (FCI) data was used to select the schools to be assessment in FY2020. The list of all schools and their relative status is identified here: Selected Sites Summary List_191023.pdf

Each October the proceeding FY Q4 FCI data will be used to determine the list of schools to be assessed in the current FY.

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