Capital Needs Assessment Survey Results
State of Illinois, Pat Quinn
Over $7.7 billion is needed for overall general repair
and remodeling projects.
566 additional classrooms are needed for 527 additional classrooms are needed for Kindergarten
Pre-Kindergarten classes. classes.
Capital Development Board Illinois State Board of Education
James Riemer Christopher A. Koch, Ed.D.
Executive Director State Superintendent of Education
Nearly $1.3 billion is needed to build 97 new
To ease overcrowding, districts are using 596
Nearly $1 billion is needed for 209 building
59 school districts report they are either a candidate
for or are considering consolidation.
Of the overall general repair and remodeling needs,
over $3.7 billion is needed for Health/Life Safety work.
Responses were submitted by 618 elementary, secondary and unit school districts who reported over $9.9 billion of
capital needs for new schools, building additions, and general repair work for the next two years. Significant findings of
the survey include:
Public Act 93-0489 requires the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the
Capital Development Board (CDB) to file a comprehensive assessment report of the
capital needs of all school districts to the General Assembly every two years. In an
effort to compile this assessment needs report, the two agencies requested that all
school districts complete and submit a Capital Needs Assessment Survey.
ISBE and CDB thank the Regional Offices of Education for their
assistance in gathering the data.