School officials asked the Washington County Commissioners again Tuesday to increase funding for a five-year capital improvement plan.
During a joint meeting of the Washington County Board of Education and the commissioners at Fountaindale Elementary School, School Board Director of Facilities Management Dennis McGee gave an update of the improvement plan, which outlines new construction.
Last year, the County Commissioners approved the School Board's plan for budget years 2000 to 2004. The commissioners agreed to fund $3.5 million in budget year 2000, at least $3 million in 2001 and a minimum of $2.5 million in 2002.
From 1992 to 1996, the county commissioners gave $5 million to the school's construction plan, according to McGee. But the funding level dropped and has remained below $4 million for the last several years.