Thursday, February 23, 2012

CMS posts its construction needs online

With talk of a 2013 school bond vote floating, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has posted its assessment of schools that need improvements, relief from crowding or both.  The planning staff gave board members a paper copy of the Capital Needs Assessment last month, and now it's online for the public.

Officials are still in the early stages of figuring out construction priorities and how to pay for them.  The school board is focused in the 2012-13 operating budget,  and expects to move on to long-range building plans after that.

Construction and renovation stalled after voters approved $516 million in school bonds in 2007,  just before the recession hit.  Twenty projects from that plan remain to be launched,  but planners say it's time to start planning next steps.

P.S. for those who complained about the undecipherable "prove you're not a robot" prompt for posting comments, I think I figured out how to disable it. We'll see if robots take over the comments now.

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