Central York business manager Brent Kessler told the school board the administration is proposing about $660,000 worth of capital reserve improvements for the 2012-13 school year.
The most costly improvement is a $275,000 partial roof replacement at the middle school.
"According to an infrared scan, this is a necessary repair," Kessler said.
Some of the more costly items proposed are upgrading of the microphone system at the administration center ($8,000), the installation of blinds and vinyl shields in the cafeteria and the gym at the high school ($9,000), and removing red paint along the fire lane curb at the high school ($14,500).
Kessler said the paint has been problematic because it is consistently chipping and needs frequent repair.
The paint will be removed and the red markings to indicate the fire lane will be placed on the macadam instead of the curbing.
All four elementaries have between $15,000 and $23,000 worth of improvements proposed. Some of those improvements include annual roofing repairs, painting, parking lot maintenance, installation of stair handrails and some necessary paving.
Also proposed is a $100,000 district-wide phone upgrade.
Some board members questioned the necessity of having land line phones in all the classrooms and wondered if the district considered installing something more technologically advanced.
Board member Karl Peckmann said he would like to see how much more the district is paying for some of these repairs because of the requirement to pay prevailing wage for any project over $25,000. And board member Michael Snyder said he is concerned the district is spending more than what the board is putting back into the capital reserve fund.
There is about $4.6 million in the fund; the current proposed budget provides for a $325,000 transfer to that fund next year.