One week after an announcement that the regional high school was not accepted into the Massachusetts School Building Authority grant program, a school subcommittee met Tuesday to plot a course going forward for building renovations.

At the top of the list is a plan to overhaul the high school athletic fields.

“We are going to have to look at these projects that need to be completed and we’re going to have to address them one by one,” superintendent of schools Matt D’Andrea told the facilities subcommittee. “I’m feeling that’s the way we’re going to have to go to address the larger capital needs of this building.”

The school learned recently that it had been rejected for the fifth consecutive year by the state grant program, which provides significant reimbursement for qualifying building projects in Massachusetts public schools.

At the subcommittee meeting Tuesday, Mr. D’Andrea said Huntress Associates of Andover is nearly finished with a design to reconfigure and rebuild the athletic facilities. The plan will be submitted to the Oak Bluffs planning board sometime in the next few weeks, he said. Because the plan calls for using artificial turf, a review by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission is anticipated.

That project alone is expected to cost around $11 million.

Mr. D’Andrea has said it will be paid from private fundraising, although he has provided no details.

After the meeting Tuesday, the superintendent said he did not want to comment on how the athletic fields project would be funded.

Meanwhile, the committee reviewed a draft five-year plan that lays out a long list of capital projects estimated at around $21.3 million. Large expenditures include a $7 million HVAC renovation, a $3.4 million renovation of the school library and a $4.7 million new building for the superintendent on the high school campus.

Committee members expressed some concern that continued spending on capital projects could penalize the school when it comes to qualifying for an MSBA grant in the future.

“We have been cautioned not to put forth our own fundraising, taxed or private,” committee member Robert Lionette said. “This five-year plan, however, points out significant tax-based revenue to fund various significant capital plans in this building. Are we concerned that by doing so we are creating another impediment to receiving MSBA funds?” he added.

“I don’t think we can just sit here and wait until they [MSBA] are ready to give us the money,” Mr. D’Andrea said.