Lancaster school board recommends $53.4 million capital improvement plan


by Jackie Nunnery

Students from the Early Childhood Education Center stole the stage at the Lancaster school board meeting January 9. The students performed “Wintertime is Here” as part of their science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math (STREAM) lessons that explored their five senses. Photo by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—The Lancaster school board on Monday, January 9, recommended a capital improvement plan for 2024-29.

Director of operations and transportation John Mann presented the $53,434,000 plan for fiscal years 2024-29, which the board unanimously recommended in a 5-0 vote. This is down from the previous year’s initial request of $61,103,500. Faith Kemp, Kenya Moody, Cindy Clarke, Joan Gravatt and Margaret Socey all voted in favor.

The majority of the plan, $52.4 million, comes in the first two years and is related to the construction of the previously approved new middle/high school. The remaining requests are for regular replacement of buses within the fleet at $118,000 each and $62,500 in matching funds for school security grants if awarded. The plan calls for $24,297,500 in fiscal year 2024; $28,180,500 in 2025;…..

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