During its meeting tonight, the board adopted its Capital Improvement Program, which outlines the school system’s construction priorities over the next six years and asks for roughly $467 million to pay for them. The document serves as a formal funding request to the Board of Supervisors.
In adopting the CIP, the School Board made two big changes to the program proposed by school system administrators. Board members first voted unanimously to move funding for a high school, called HS-9, ahead one year to fiscal year 2018. If supervisors agree to fast track $113.78 million for the high school, it would allow the school to open in the fall of 2020 and provide much-needed relief to John Champe High School, which is on track to enroll 930 students more than its building capacity by that year.
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