School Board to ask county for $500,000 increase to CIP
By TARA REILLY
A $500,000 increase to the Washington County Board of Education's proposed Capital Improvement Plan would move up construction of an addition to Fountain Rock Elementary School by a year and make room on the plan for renovations to Fountaindale Elementary School, Dennis McGee, the School Board's director of facilities management said Tuesday.
The School Board is asking the Washington County Board of Commissioners for the increase, which would bring the county's yearly contribution to the Capital Improvement Plan to $5 million. The county currently gives the School Board $4.5 million annually toward the plan, which covers fiscal years 2003 to 2008.
Commissioner President Gregory I. Snook on Tuesday said the county would consider the increase in 30 to 60 days, after further review of the plan. He said the $500,000 request sounded "reasonable."