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Replacing all 3 Lancaster schools projected to cost over $100 million

Megan Schiffres

by Megan Schiffres

LANCASTER—Members of the Lancaster school board and board of supervisors finance committee on February 19 met with VMDO architects to discuss the construction of new schools.

VMDO proposed combining all three schools to form a single educational campus near the intersection of Mary Ball and Goodluck roads. The proposed school complex would be composed of a series of modern, inter-connected rectangular buildings. The proposed campus would also feature a public park and restored forest which would form a barrier between the school buildings and the existing roads.

Bob Moje, principal in charge of the Lancaster schools project with VMDO, presented several options on how they can construct new school buildings and the costs associated with each option. For $114 million Lancaster can construct the buildings for up to 1,450 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Last year Lancaster County public schools enrolled 1,137 students, and the cost of building a combined school to accommodate that number would be $103.9 million.

VMDO also proposed…

Rappahannock Record Staff
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