Updated 03/12/2013 09:59 PM
Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board works on new 10-year capital plan
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CHARLOTTE—The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board received an update tonight from executive staff as they work on a new 10-year capital plan for the district.
Before CMS moves forward with a new capital plan, school leaders went over what they have accomplished with the 2007 bond. While some of the projects were pushed back, they say they're getting done.
Executive staff went over a long list of construction projects, promised in the 2007 bond referendum, which totaled $516 million.
School leaders say some of the projects were pushed back by about two years due to the economy, but all in all, they say the promises made have been promises kept.
The projects are prioritized on a point system based on issues like overcrowding, repairs and renovations. About seven projects have yet to be completed but school leaders they're coming.
Auxiliary services superintendent, Guy Chamberlain, said setting the stage before CMS moves forward with a new capital plan and referendum is essential.
"We communicated that we were diligent in about getting the projects finished at the outset of the bond. We had a tremendous amount of workload that we got completed in that eight-year span that we showed. In between the economy and some new processes by the county..the tail end of the program slowed down,” said Chamberlain.
Wednesday, the public will get to see one of the major projects from the 2007 bond. The media will be taken on a tour of McClintock middle school's replacement building.
A new 10-year capital plan will be presented to the school board at the next meeting, on March 26.