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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