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Jesse Ketchum Junior and Senior Public School

Facility Condition Index

2019 (calendar year)

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 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 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.
110.21 %

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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 approximately 23,400 different repairs needed in our schools. The total value of those repairs was $3.5 billion as of October 2019.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the TDSB will receive $292 million in provincial funding. These funds will be used to replace/repair building components identified during the Ministry’s school inspections, 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.

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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.).

A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Damp proofing Repairs RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchanger - Shell & Tube RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Vacuum Return and Condensate Tanks RenewalUrgent
Exterior Walls - Chimney RenewalUrgent
G40 Site Electrical Utilities - Feeders RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - 1912 and 1957 Heating Piping RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction - Steel Framed Stairs RenewalUrgent
Skylights - Monumental RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boiler 1 RenewalUrgent
?G204001 Wrought Iron Fencing RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Air Handling Units RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - 1912 and 1957 Construction RenewalHigh
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalHigh
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalHigh
C103005 Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Painted Ceiling RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel Ceiling RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS Panel and Heating Controls RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - All Building - Plumbing Piping System RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Storage RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal Exhaust Fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Original Building RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Skylights & Aged Windows RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - Counters, Shelves and Cabinetry RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet Remaining Areas RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Finished Concrete Flooring in Basement RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood Finish - Gym and Classrooms (50%) RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Seamless - Washrooms (50%) RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo - Corridors and Washrooms (50%) RenewalHigh
G202003 Parking Lots & Roadway - Paved - Asphalt RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs - New RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Metal Exterior Stairs - New RenewalHigh
Interior Doors RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalHigh
Masonry Repair DeterminationHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Coolers RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management RenewalHigh
Terminal and Package Units - Unit Ventilators RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - Aged RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Heater RenewalMedium

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