Education

CMS will seek $33M jump start on new schools, renovations

A replacement school for Collinswood Language Academy, a crowded K-8 magnet school, is one of the projects that would get a head start from the CMS request.
A replacement school for Collinswood Language Academy, a crowded K-8 magnet school, is one of the projects that would get a head start from the CMS request. tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board will vote Tuesday on a $33 million request to start buying land and drawing up plans for new schools and renovations, hoping to get a start on projects that will be part of a 2017 bond referendum.

The request would go to Mecklenburg County commissioners, who provide the money for school construction.

Here are the projects on the list:

Land

▪ New southern high school (to relieve South Meck and Ardrey Kell): $12.5 million.

▪ New east Charlotte elementary school (to relieve Windsor Park, Winterfield and Idlewild): $2 million.

▪ New south Charlotte elementary school (to relieve Elon Park, Hawk Ridge and Polo Ridge): $2 million.

▪ New south Charlotte elementary school (to relieve Nations Ford, Sterling and Steele Creek): $2 million.

▪ Replacement for Shamrock Gardens Elementary: $2 million.

▪ Replacement for Briarwood Elementary: $2 million.

Design

▪ Replacement for Collinswood Language Academy on the site of the Smith Family Center: $2.25 million.

▪ New southern K-8 school: $2.25 million.

▪ New northern K-8 school: $2.25 million.

▪ Replacement for Montclaire Elementary: $1.5 million.

▪ Renovation and addition to Harding High: $1.25 million.

▪ Classroom addition to Davis Military/Leadership K-12 magnet school: $1.25 million.

Learn more

▪ Find details about construction and renovation plans at http://bit.ly/2aXern6.

▪ Tuesday’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the meeting chamber of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. It will be broadcast live online and on CMS-TV Cable 3. Find the agenda and link to streaming at www.cms.k12.nc.us/boe.

Ann Doss Helms: 704-358-5033, @anndosshelms

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