GCS Board Approves Priority Projects For Schools

2:17 PM, Oct 9, 2013   |    comments
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Guilford County, N.C. -- The Guilford County School Board of Education has come up with a short list of priority projects for eight schools in the district.

Tuesday, the Board approved the list of school construction, renovation, and maintenance projects for the schools most in need of upgrades. They also moved to request to pay for the projects with the remaining money from the 2008 School Construction Bond. The approved project will cost $54 million.

School leaders also voted to reassess the replacement school project at Guilford Middle and continuing looking into a project for The Academy at Central. They'll discuss both of these at their next board meeting on October 24, 2012.

After they approve a complete list of priority projects they'll ask the Guilford County Board of Commissioners to use the money remaining from the 2008 School Construction Bond to pay for the projects.

Projects Prioritized By the Board as follows:

• Northwood Elementary (Option 1) kitchen expansion -- $639,225
• Dudley High traffic upgrade -- $750,000
• Northwest High (option 3) traffic updates -- $1,156,200
• Hunter Elementary replacement school -- $18,781,992
• High Point Central High (option 3) renovation, cafeteria expansion and media center addition -- $12,553,000
• Smith High athletics renovations/additions -- $5,300,487
• Western High renovation/addition -- $6,951,393
• Bluford STEM Academy renovation -- $8,032,235

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