GA law (20-2-260) requires all school systems to develop & maintain a long range comprehensive facilities plan that is updated every five years to be eligible to participate in GA’s Capital Outlay Program.
Current Plan: July 1, 2010- June 30, 2015 New Plan: July 1, 2015- June 30, 2020
Earn State Capital Outlay Dollars for: Renovaton Roofs HVAC New Construction Etc. Based on: Needs in the Facilities Plan Base Size of the School
Enrollment Base Size JCHS 811 500 Base Size Schools LMS 361 400 WMS 268 400 Carver 215 200 LA 476 200 WES 541 200
WMSLMS 6 th Grade90 min (Read 180)90 min (read 180) 60 min (all others)90 min (all others) 7 th Grade90 min (Read 180) 75 min (all others)55 min (all others) 8 th Grade70 min 90 min (all classes) 60 min (last Period) Inequities English/Language Arts
WMSLMS 6 th Grade 90 min (match Rd. 180) 90 min (all classes) 60 min. (all others) 7 th Grade 90 min (match Rd. 180) 145 min (match Rd 180 + 2 nd class) 75 min (all others)110 min (all others) 8 th Grade70 min90 min (all classes) 60 min (last period) Inequities Math
Financial Reality Architect’s estimate = 11M to renovate both middle schools If we choose to renovate we get $0 state dollars, all local money We have been warned, “A renovated 1950’s building is still a 1950’s building”
Financial Reality If we built a new middle school… Est. cost 11.5 M State Contrib. 6.6 M 4.9 M SPLOST
2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20 Update Facilities Plan Make State Application November SPLOST Design Building New SPLOST Begin Construction Construction Continues Move In New Building Design Middle School Program Professional Learning for Staff Estimated Timeline
Consider Previous Input Separate 6-8 building Middle School needs its own identity On land adjoining high school A new school would have to provide increased opportunities
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