Lancaster supervisors approve $63.1 million school construction bond; $5 million capital loan

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—Lancaster County continues to take steps towards the completion of major public projects with the unanimous approval of two bonds at the Thursday, September 29, board of supervisors meeting.

The board approved the first bond, 5-0, through the Virginia Public School Authority in the maximum amount of $63,160,000 for the construction of the new middle/high school despite some objections during the public hearing.

Resident James Vick said he was “here four years ago when we went through the same stuff. You bought a piece of land because the school board had to have it. Now it’s growing weeds and the taxpayers got nothing out of it. Same thing tonight.”

Vick also noted the expenditures related to the Early Childhood Education Center and middle/elementary school renovation that taxpayers would be paying for. “I agree we need schools, but we don’t need to go into debt $63 million for 460 students. Who’s running this county? The board of supervisors or the school board?” 

White Stone resident Howard Kyzer objected again to the lack of a referendum….

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