Lancaster school board reduces funding request for new schools

by Elizabeth Cogar

The Lancaster school board on April 9 breezed through an agenda that included several votes to move proposals further down the pipeline.

Board members Kenya Moody, Joan Gravatt and Katherine Keith voted unanimously, 3-0, to:

• Lower the amount requested of the county to build a new school complex from $117 million to $80 million. The revised amount will be considered by the Lancaster planning commission on April 18.

• Purchase a new textbook for high school Spanish classes next year.

• Partner with James Madison University to pilot a new sexual health program at the high school. Physical education teacher Kimberly Crockett presented a video to help explain…