By KERRY LYNN FRALEY
The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday night approved a planning document outlining the condition of every school building, projected enrollments through 2006 and needed capital improvement projects.
There were no surprises in the amended facilities master plan, which has to be updated and filed with the state every summer, said Dennis McGee, director of facilities management for the school system.
The 52-page document lays the groundwork for the capital improvements plan the system will put together this fall, McGee said.
It also gives state officials an idea of what projects the school system will submit for state funding, he said.
"It helps the state and Board of Education communicate on the status of the schools," McGee said.
The plan has three main components: an inventory of all school facilities, including dimensions, enrollment, capacity and a rating of its physical condition; past and projected enrollment figures for each grade at each school; and a summary of school needs.