A list of major repairs at Pekin Community High School lengthened Monday to include the roof of the school’s oldest classrooms building.

The District 303 Board decided the time was right to renovate the roof of Building G at a cost of $225,000 after the school year ends, District Superintendent Gary DePatis said Tuesday.

Funds saved by the district will pay for that project, DePatis said.

The board received notification, meanwhile, that financing has been secured for another $10.7 million worth of repair and replacement projects that will begin this summer and continue over the next three to five years.

A St. Louis-based firm hired by the district reported that sales have been finalized on bonds the district issued to raise the funds needed for the projects, DePatis said.

The bonds were purchased by a number of financial institutions that offered low interest rates. DePatis said the majority of the bonds will carry rates of 3 to 4 percent in repayment over about 12 years.

The district planned for that expense by paying off and restructuring other bond issues, DePatis said. That cleared room for the latest projects, which will not require an increase in local property taxes, he said.

About $4 million of the borrowed funds will pay for new heating and air conditioning (HVAC) units at the Holman Tech Education Building. Another $3.6 million will be used to replace 50-year-old HVAC equipment in Building G, which contains almost half of the high school’s classrooms.

The remainder will finance repairs to F.M. Peterson Theater on the school’s campus and to the athletic stadium, built in 1948.

The latter project will be the first to begin. Work will start this spring but cease for the year by early July to allow the stadium to be used for the Independence Day fireworks show, DePatis said. Repairs will resume in spring 2016.

They will include repairs and waterproofing to prevent moisture from seeping into concrete cracks, where it expands with freezing and further damages the structure.

Most of the repairs paid through the bond issue first required recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education as life/safety needs before the general obligation bonds could be sought, DePatis said.

The HVAC projects will begin this summer with engineering and continue possibly into summer 2018, he said.

The district expects its property tax rate, currently at $2.12 per $100 assessed valuation, to remain unaffected by the projects and the bond issue to finance them.

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